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dc.contributor.authorMantovani, Nadia
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-08T09:00:22Z
dc.date.available2014-04-08T09:00:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.citationMantovani , N & Thomas , H 2014 , ' Choosing Motherhood : The complexities of pregnancy decision-making among young black women 'looked after' by the State ' , Midwifery , vol. 30 , no. 3 , pp. e72-e78 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.015
dc.identifier.issn0266-6138
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2764999
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84894659013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/13302
dc.descriptionThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Copyright 2013 the Authors, published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.description.abstractObjective: This paper addresses the experiences of a group of young black teenage mothers looked after by the State, most of whom were also either migrants or asylum seekers. The paper explores the experience of discovery of pregnancy, attempts to seek professional help and the eventual decision to continue with the pregnancy. Design: An interpretative study with in-depth interviews. Settings: Interviews were carried out in the participants’ homes and focussed on their experiences of pregnancy decision-making. Participants: 15 young women (aged 16-19), from black minority ethnic groups, with a history of care (past or present), currently pregnant or mothers of a child no older than two years of age. Findings: All the pregnancies were unexpected: eight of the informants conceived as a result of rape and seven while in a relationship. All the young women chose motherhood over abortion despite their complex social and pregnancy background. Conclusions: The importance of social positioning of migrants in terms of the cluster of negative aspects and environmental disadvantage generally experienced by most immigrants in the host country is raised in this paper. Care practices of pregnant women with complex social factors were little observant of woman-centred care approaches.en
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dc.titleChoosing Motherhood : The complexities of pregnancy decision-making among young black women 'looked after' by the Stateen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionPatient Experience and Public Involvement
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
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