Immigrant women's views about care during labor and birth: an Australian study of Vietnamese, Turkish, and Filipino women.
Rhonda Small, Jane Yelland, Judith Lumley, Stephanie Brown, Pranee Liamputtong
Birth | Published : 2002
BACKGROUND: Few studies of immigrant women's views of maternity care in their new homelands have been conducted. In Victoria, Australia, approximately 1 woman in 7 giving birth was born overseas in a non-English speaking country. This paper examines the views of three groups of immigrant women about the care they received in hospital for the birth of their babies and compares the findings with a population-based statewide survey. METHODS: Mothers in a New Country was a study of 318 Vietnamese, Turkish, and Filipino women interviewed about their maternity care experiences by bicultural interviewers 6 months after giving birth in Melbourne, Australia. The interview schedule was adapted from th..View full abstract