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Migrant mothers' mental health communication in the perinatal period

Das, Ranjana, Beszlag, Daniel, Davies, Louise, Kapoor, Jasmine, Kowalska, Dagmara and Page, Nadine (2019) Migrant mothers' mental health communication in the perinatal period [Report]

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This report brings together findings from a project on perinatal mental health difficulties amongst migrant mothers, funded by the Wellcome Trust (208437/Z/17/Z), and on early motherhood and digital media, funded by the British Academy (SG151884). Both projects involved interviews with mothers in their homes, with a very small number of them interviewed online. Healthcare professionals were sometimes interviewed on phone. Interviews were qualitative and semi-structured and took the form of free-flowing conversations broadly based on a topic guide. Recruitment through informal channels such as social media and word-of-mouth had limited success and participants recruited through this route accounted for around a quarter of the final set of participants. A recruitment agency was commissioned to administer a door-to-door questionnaire to recruit remaining participants who lived across England, covering mainly the Midlands the South of England and Greater London. Mothers came from a wide range of countries of origin largely in South Asia and Africa and a few from continental Europe. There was a mix of first and second generation immigrants in the final sample. A total of 68 mothers participated across the projects. All participants have been assigned pseudonyms. This report uses selective instances of quotes from interviews to illustrate overall findings and themes.

Item Type: Report
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Beszlag, Daniel
Kapoor, Jasmine
Kowalska, Dagmara
Date : September 2019
DOI : 10.15126/00852845
Grant Title : Wellcome Trust
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 The Editor(s). Published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.
Depositing User : Rebecca Cooper
Date Deposited : 01 Oct 2019 08:44
Last Modified : 10 Jun 2020 18:04

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