Multicultural Differences in Women’s Expectations of Birth , writing discussion help

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Please do a paragraph about this post with this instruction .post most have  4 or more  sentences . you also have to have a high quality post from a content perspective. This means it also needs to do more than agree with or praise a class mate. If you agree with a classmate, explain why, give an example, share what you learned in the readings

The article critiqued is Multicultural Differences in Women’s Expectations of Birth that was found in the AFB Journal in the spring of 2016.

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When it comes to childbirth, expectant women may have expectations that are different than what will and does actually happen. The Mother’s expectations of the childbirth experience may also be very different than that of the healthcare provider that will manage her delivery.

Initial searches for article titles were performed by the researcher, key words used were combinations of childbirth, culture, expectations, anticipations, institutionalized racism, pregnancy, state of the science, transcultural nursing, birth, primipara and nullipara were used.

Abstracts and keywords were conducted using the following:

PubMed, SCOCINAH, Medline and grey literaturProQuestSigma Theta Tau International database.

Two seminal anthropologic texts (Jordan’s and Davis- Floyd’s book Birth in Four Cultures (1993), and Davis- Floyd ’s discussion of American birth, Birth as an American Rite of Passage (2003), related to birth were included. Both texts discussed the views of various cultures, including American/Western culture. Culture defines safe birth and postpartum practices, designed to preserve the life of the mother and infant, and the future maternal health and fertility.

The data collected:

Qualitative and Quantitative work was used. Most of the studies used were qualitative and included:

  • Ethnographic
  • Exploratory and Descriptive
  • Or, of Phenomenological works

Quantitative studies were predominantly descriptive surveys, comparison and/or correlation. Many of the studies were done in industrialized nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand.

The questions and topics evaluated in the study covered personal behavior and control, provider behavior, support of family and partner, pain, western culture and hegemony, and the health of the baby.

Discussion and Conclusion:

It was determined that several issues arose that had a direst effect upon the validity of the study. Some of those issues were: Language barrier, African American women were not included in the research data (and to some extent, neither were women of Hispanic culture).Educational backgrounds were not diverse enough (one study only included professional women) Women of a lower socio-economic level were also not included.

The conclusion was that the study is missing vital data and further studies are required. This is an accurate conclusion.


Moore, M. F. (2016). Multicultural Differences in Women’s Expectations of Birth. ABNF Journal, 27(2), 39-43

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