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Qualitative Report, v18 Article 4 2013

This study the author aims to explore the perceptions of doulas on single mothers' risk and protective factors, and aspirations relative to child-birth in the postpartum care. The current study was conducted by semi-structured questions, case file reviews, field notes, and twelve home visits via utilizing Grounded Theory. These mothers receive social services through a family services agency in Pittsburgh, PA. There were three doulas and three single mothers in the sample group. Findings displayed four themes: (a) doula program is helpful for single mothers relative to child-birth, (b) social exclusion is a risk factor in single mothers lives relative to leading to single motherhood; (c) support system is a protective factor in single mothers' lives relative to child-birth; and (d) pursuing education and applying for jobs are the aspirations of single mothers relative to child-birth.

Descriptors: Risk, Social Services, Social Isolation, Grounded Theory, One Parent Family, Home Visits, Mothers, Birth, Aspiration, Semi Structured Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, Employment, Role, Caring, Interpersonal Relationship

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Author: Arat, Gizem

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=882&id=EJ1005000



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