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ERIC Number: EJ1005000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Doulas' Perceptions on Single Mothers' Risk and Protective Factors, and Aspirations Relative to Child-Birth
Arat, Gizem
Qualitative Report, v18 Article 4 2013
This study the author aims to explore the perceptions of doulas on single mothers' risk and protective factors, and aspirations relative to child-birth in the postpartum care. The current study was conducted by semi-structured questions, case file reviews, field notes, and twelve home visits via utilizing Grounded Theory. These mothers receive social services through a family services agency in Pittsburgh, PA. There were three doulas and three single mothers in the sample group. Findings displayed four themes: (a) doula program is helpful for single mothers relative to child-birth, (b) social exclusion is a risk factor in single mothers lives relative to leading to single motherhood; (c) support system is a protective factor in single mothers' lives relative to child-birth; and (d) pursuing education and applying for jobs are the aspirations of single mothers relative to child-birth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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