Southeast Asian Refugees and Maternity Care: The Oakland Experience

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  • Judith Ellis Ph.D.

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    1. Judith Ellis has a Ph.D. in Sociology and is a Certified Childbirth Educator. She worked as a health planning and data analyst for the East Bay Perinatal Project, and is involved in research at the University of California at Berkeley on the development and effects of genetic screening programs.
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A county hospital obstetric and nurse-midwifery service to Southeast Asian refugee families is described, including outreach to bring women into care, translators, and cultural and social adaptations of families and care-givers. The major concerns are diseases coexistent with pregnancy, diet, and financing care. Families often prefer the birth room.

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