Judith Fullerton, CNM, PhD, FACNM, Professor (retired), University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Concern International, and provides international consultation for MCH and measurement issues.
Participation in Prenatal Care in the Paso del Norte Border Region: The Influence of Acculturation
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 98–105, March-April 2006
How to Cite
Fullerton, J. T., Bader, J., Nelson, C. and Shannon, R. (2006), Participation in Prenatal Care in the Paso del Norte Border Region: The Influence of Acculturation. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 98–105. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.09.002
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- prenatal care;
- access to prenatal care;
- Hispanic women
Women who resided on the El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico border (the Paso del Norte region) were surveyed to determine the barriers and facilitators to receiving early and adequate prenatal care. Postpartum interviews and medical chart abstractions were conducted among 493 Hispanic women. Primary facilitators were all factors that made prenatal care services more accessible to women and a priority among other issues competing for time and resources. The factors reported by these women as barriers to timely entry and sustaining enrollment in prenatal care were related to the availability of social support networks and affiliation with the Mexican/Hispanic culture (acculturation).