Somali refugee women speak out about their needs for care during pregnancy and delivery.

@article{Herrel2004SomaliRW,
  title={Somali refugee women speak out about their needs for care during pregnancy and delivery.},
  author={Nathaly Herrel and Laura Olevitch and Diana K Dubois and Paul Terry and Deborah Thorp and Elizabeth A. Kind and Abdi Said},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={345-9}
}
More than half of all Somali refugees in the United States live in Minnesota. To obtain information to develop culturally sensitive health education materials, we conducted two focus groups with 14 Somali women who had each given birth to one child in Minnesota. Overall, women thought that their childbirth experience was positive. They also reported racial stereotyping, apprehension of cesarean births, and concern about the competence of medical interpreters. Women wanted more information about… CONTINUE READING

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