ERIC Number: EJ556048
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Culturally-Protective Health Practices: Everyday Pregnancy Care among Mexican Immigrants.
Sherraden, Margaret Sherrard; Barrera, Rossana E.
Journal of Multicultural Social Work, v6 n1-2 p93-115 1997
Among 41 Mexican immigrant women interviewed soon after giving birth, everyday pregnancy care (often family-influenced) guided maternal behaviors in pregnancy and positively affected birth weight. Interviewees had positive birth outcomes despite low incomes, low education levels, and lack of access to medical care. Discusses implications for design of social services and prenatal health care. Contains 68 references. (Author/TSP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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