African-Born Women’s Birth Experiences in Worcester, MA

Title: African-Born Women’s Birth Experiences in Worcester, MA

Author: Marianne Sarkis, Anneke Kat, Maya Baum, Bernadine Mayhungu

Date: 2014

Description: This research paper was conducted as part of a class at Clark University. The researchers conducted a focus group with immigrant women and interviews with health care practitioners who serve the African population in Worcester. The findings were that community and social networks are important factors in a women’s experience during pregnancy and that there are differences in the way healthcare providers and patients understand interactions with each other.

Keywords: Pregnancy, Birth, African Women

Cataloged by: Patrick Barnosky/ B. J. Perkins

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