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dc.contributor.authorArshad, F.*
dc.contributor.authorHaith-Cooper, Melanie*
dc.contributor.authorPalloti, P.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T11:43:58Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T11:43:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.citationArsha F, Haith-Cooper M and Palloti P (2018) The experiences of pregnant migrant women in detention: A qualitative study. British Journal of Midwifery. 26(9): 591-596.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/16578
dc.descriptionYes
dc.description.abstractPregnant migrant women held in detention centres in the UK can be particularly vulnerable. They may have poor physical and mental health, which is exacerbated by their incarceration, and are at a disproportionally increased risk of maternal and perinatal mortality. Unpublished studies have found that pregnant migrant women have poor experiences in detention. To explore pregnant migrant women's experiences of living in detention. Method: Four migrant women who had been held in detention while pregnant and two volunteer health professionals were interviewed. Findings: Results suggest that migrant women have very poor experiences in detention. Four key themes emerged: ‘challenges to accessing UK healthcare’, ‘exacerbation of mental health conditions, ‘feeling hungry’ and ‘lack of privacy’. Conclusion: These findings could be used to review maternity care in detention and ensure that detention staff understand the experiences of detained pregnant women so that the needs of this vulnerable group can be met.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Midwifery, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.591
dc.subjectPregnant
dc.subjectMigrant
dc.subjectDetention
dc.subjectPhenomenology
dc.subjectVulnerable
dc.subjectMaternity
dc.titleThe experiences of pregnant migrant women in detention: A qualitative study
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2018-07-02
dc.date.application2018-09-06
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.9.591
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-20T11:44:01Z


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