The Importance Of Maternal Experience

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Through the interviews conducted as part of the present study and the literature reviewed, women experiences and utilization of health care system were examined. Based on the responses of all three interviewees, maternal experience was exhibited differently among the participants depending on many factors such maternal age, race and pregnancy intention. Maternal and birth outcomes were also varied and may be inconsistent with the reviewed literatures. Pregnancy intention was one of the factors of interest intros study. Mohllajee., et all (2007) conducted a study using data from the population-based Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, including 87,087 women who gave birth in 18 states. Information on pregnancy outcomes was derived …show more content…
J., the 35 years old, white American, had an intended pregnancy and had a normal weight full term baby, which is expected with regards to Mohllajee., et all’ result. Two of the participants, N.W., the 17 years old African American and S. J., the 18 years old Middle East woman had unintended pregnancy particularly mistimed pregnancy which decreased their risk of having a low birth weight infant. However, S. J had a low birth weight infant which is different from the article conclusion that stated “overall, we found no associations between pregnancy intention and maternal outcomes, except for an association between unwanted pregnancy and premature rupture of membranes” (Mohllajee., et all, 2007). In this case, we can consider other factors that could be the cause of low birth weight rather than the mistimed pregnancy, such as age or ethnicity. Suraiya (1986) conducted a retrospective study of 94 mothers, 17 years of age and under, was carried out at the teaching hospital of king Feisal university in order to assess the obstetric implications of adolescent pregnancy. This study has shown a significant increase in the incidence of low birth weight infants, breech presentation and preterm delivery. Therefore, our interview responses in pregnancy intention reinforced Mohllajee., et all conclusion that there the risk of adverse maternal outcome associated with unwanted and ambivalent pregnancy. It was obvious from the interview that N.W referred to the racial discrimination when she was asked if she planned for her pregnancy. She said ‘none of us do’. N.W insight about racial differences in prenatal care was similar to the conclusion drawn by Bryant, et al. (2010) that black women are more likely than women from other groups to have unintended

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