Exploring English speaking Muslim women’s first-time maternity experiences: a qualitative longitudinal interview study

Shaima Hassan*, Conan Leavey, JANE ROONEY

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Abstract

Muslim women of child-bearing age make up a fair part of the UK society, however, literature addressing their health needs or experiences of health services have not been extensively researched. The term ‘Muslim’ is often combined with ethnic group identity, rather than used to refer to people distinguished by beliefs or affiliations. Muslim women commonly observe certain religious and cultural practices during their maternity journey. The little research there is in this area suggests that more could be done from a service provision perspective to support Muslim women through this significant life event. The aim of this study was to investigate Muslim women’s perceived needs and the factors that influence their health seeking decisions when engaging with maternity services located in North-West of England.
Original languageEnglish
Article number156
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume156
Early online date6 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2019

Keywords

  • Cultural competency
  • Maternity
  • Midwifery
  • Motherhood
  • Muslim women
  • Islam

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