Hmong Postpartum Care

A woman's body goes through so many changes during pregnancy and trauma during childbirth that postpartum care for a Hmong woman is very important---more important than prenatal care.  Many Hmong women take postpartum care very seriously. A woman nyob nruab hlis (stays within the month) after childbirth for 30 days, hence the name.  And this…

Worshiping demons

The Hmong religion is Shamanism.  Shamanism is the practice of using a shaman to communicate between the human and spirit world.  It is a sub-religion of Animism.  Animism is the belief that all living things (earth, sky, plants, animals, humans, etc) have souls.  A shaman is someone who has the gift to communicate with the…