Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFirth, Amanda*
dc.contributor.authorHaith-Cooper, Melanie*
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-29T13:47:51Z
dc.date.available2018-01-29T13:47:51Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationFirth A and Haith-Cooper M (2018) Vulnerable migrant women and postnatal depression: A case of invisibility in maternity services? British Journal of Midwifery. 26(2): 78-84.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/14735
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractVulnerable migrant women are at an increased risk of developing postnatal depression, compared with the general population. Although some symptoms are the same as in other pregnant women, there are specific reasons why vulnerable migrant women may present differently, or may not recognise symptoms themselves. Factors associated with migration may affect a woman’s mental health, particularly considering forced migration, where a woman may have faced violence or trauma, both in her home country and on the journey to the UK. Vulnerable migrant women engage less with maternity care than the average woman for reasons including a lack of knowledge of the UK healthcare system, fear of being charged for care, or fear that contact with clinicians will negatively affect their immigration status. This article explores the issues surrounding vulnerable migrant women that increase their risk of developing postnatal depression and presents reasons why this may go unrecognised by health professionals such as midwives.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.2.78
dc.rights(c) 2018 Mark Allen. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectPostnatal depression
dc.subjectAsylum seeker
dc.subjectMigrant women
dc.subjectRefugee
dc.titleVulnerable migrant women and postnatal depression: A case of invisibility in maternity services?en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017-11-29
dc.date.application2018-01-31
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US


Item file(s)

Thumbnail
Name:
firth_haith_cooper_2017.pdf
Size:
340.2Kb
Format:
PDF
Description:
Keep suppressed - has older cover ...
Thumbnail
Name:
firth_haith_cooper_2018.pdf
Size:
357.4Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record