Cultural Safety Collection

Bridging the gaps: Reducing barriers for Mi'kmaq women and families during childbirth

2009

Whitty-Rogers, J., Evans, J., & Etowa, J.

Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering

Description

This article discusses the social, political, and economic barriers that Mi'kmaq women face in accessing safe and effective childbirth care, based on a study exploring Mi'kmaq women's childbirth experiences in a large tertiary care centre in Nova Scotia. The article discusses findings in four thematic areas: unpreparedness for childbirth, professional relations as sites for invalidation, access to health care, and support during birthing.

Link to Resource

Bridging the gaps: Reducing barriers for Mi'kmaq women and families during childbirth.

Whitty-Rogers, J., Evans, J., & Etowa, J. (2009). Bridging the gaps: Reducing barriers for Mi'kmaq women and families during childbirth. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(1), 122-35.

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