The cultural and social meanings of childbearing for Chinese and Scottish women in Scotland.

@article{Cheung2002TheCA,
  title={The cultural and social meanings of childbearing for Chinese and Scottish women in Scotland.},
  author={Ngai Fen Cheung},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          279-95
        }
}
OBJECTIVE to analyse the meanings that women gave to their childbearing experiences in order to provide some useful insights as to how their experiences might be improved. SETTING maternity units in Scotland. DESIGN four semi-structured interviews with each of ten Chinese and ten Scottish women in their own language; and unstructured interviews with 45 health workers, women's relatives and their friends. FINDINGS having children was meaningful to Scottish and Chinese women in Scotland in… CONTINUE READING

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