Born in the UK: Maternity and postnatal care needs of UK-born ethnic minority women

Puthussery, Shuby; Twamley, Katherine; Mirsky, Judith; Macfarlane, Alison; Harding, Seeromanie; Baron, Maurina
March 2009
Diversity in Health & Care;2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examines the maternity and postnatal care needs of ethnic minority women in Great Britain. Under the study, qualitative interviews were conducted to 34 British-born women of African, black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Irish descent. Findings reveal that respondents felt that their ethnic background did not matter at all in relation to the care they received during maternity. It states that the study was conceived in response to an identified need for information to support policy and practice development.


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