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    A qualitative descriptive study of low-income women's access to midwifery services
    Author(s): Salena Francisco*

    People of low socioeconomic position are less likely to get midwifery care in Ontario, Canada, despite public support, but little is known about the challenges they face. The goal of this study was to look into the hurdles and facilitators that people of low socioeconomic status face when seeking midwifery care. The research was conducted using a qualitative descriptive study approach. In Hamilton, semi-structured interviews were performed with 30 low-income pregnant and post-partum women. Open coding techniques were used to code transcribed interviews, which were then thematically examined. People of low socioeconomic class have limited access to midwifery care due to a lack of awareness about the profession and the fact that physicians frequently do not provide information on midwifery care when pregnant women first contact the health care system. Inequitable access to midwifer.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/2632-251X.2022.6(3).66-68