Pregnant women of Mexican descent: constructions of motherhood.

@article{Lucas2010PregnantWO,
  title={Pregnant women of Mexican descent: constructions of motherhood.},
  author={Faith W Lucas},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={946-62}
}
Past research related to pregnancy outcomes has tended to have a bio-medical focus. More recent research has begun to explore possible social and cultural influences on birth outcomes. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 28 pregnant women of Mexican descent in the Texas/Mexico border region to begin to describe the social and cultural contexts of pregnancy of women of Mexican ancestry. Participants' constructions surrounding pregnancy focused on the mother role. Goodness of fit between… CONTINUE READING