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Before a first time mother can be seen in public in Palau, she is required to undergo an intense traditional cleansing process two to three months after giving birth. The new mother is massaged daily with turmeric, a yellow ginger root and coconut oils and bathed with steaming herbal leaves and plants.
This cleansing process is intended to help the mother’s body and mind recover from giving birth and can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks. A big feast occurs when she finally appears before the community.
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