Pregnancy and childbirth among the Amish.

  title={Pregnancy and childbirth among the Amish.},
  author={K Campanella and Jill E Korbin and Louise S. Acheson},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={36 3},
This study examined Amish patterns of perinatal health care utilization from the perspective of Amish women and local health care providers in Geauga County, Ohio. Participant observation and interviews with health care providers and 15 Amish women yielded data on perinatal beliefs and utilization patterns for 76 pregnancies. While local health care providers regard the Amish as suboptimally utilizing prenatal care, this study found a consistent pattern of health seeking behavior. In the… CONTINUE READING

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