Prenatal and postpartum health care beliefs and practices of Arab women

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278338
Title:
Prenatal and postpartum health care beliefs and practices of Arab women
Author:
Solomon, Julia, 1950-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to describe the prenatal and postpartum health care beliefs and practices of Arab student wives in a small Southwestern university town. The study also explored whether temporary migration to the United States altered or complicated any of the traditional beliefs and practices. The sample consisted of five Moslem Arab women (all from different regions of the Middle East) who had experienced at least one pregnancy prior to the interview. An ethnographic method was used in guiding questions which dealt with beliefs and practices during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Analysis of data showed the importance of upholding traditional beliefs regarding pregnancy, and beliefs in religion and God, which determine the health of the pregnancy and the postpartum period, the importance of following advice of mothers, and the support system of female family members during the postpartum period.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology.; Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kay, Margarita

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePrenatal and postpartum health care beliefs and practices of Arab womenen_US
dc.creatorSolomon, Julia, 1950-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSolomon, Julia, 1950-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the prenatal and postpartum health care beliefs and practices of Arab student wives in a small Southwestern university town. The study also explored whether temporary migration to the United States altered or complicated any of the traditional beliefs and practices. The sample consisted of five Moslem Arab women (all from different regions of the Middle East) who had experienced at least one pregnancy prior to the interview. An ethnographic method was used in guiding questions which dealt with beliefs and practices during the prenatal and postpartum periods. Analysis of data showed the importance of upholding traditional beliefs regarding pregnancy, and beliefs in religion and God, which determine the health of the pregnancy and the postpartum period, the importance of following advice of mothers, and the support system of female family members during the postpartum period.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKay, Margaritaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342479en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26541221en_US
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