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Childbirth care-seeking behavior in Chiapas. Health Care Women Int. 2002 Jan;23(1):98-118.

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Hunt LM, Glantz NM, Halperin DC.

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This study was designed to better understand how women in a developing region choose between the multiple options available to them for birthing. We conducted focused, open-ended ethnographic interviews with 38 nonindigenous, economically marginal women in Chiapas, Mexico. We found that although medical services for birthing were readily available to them, these women most often chose traditional birth attendants (TBAs) for assistance with their births. They expressed a clear preference for TBAs in the case of a normal birth, but viewed medical services as useful for diagnosing and managing problem deliveries and for tubal ligations. They favored TBAs because they valued being able to choose birthing locations and birthing positions and to have relatives present during the birth, all features they must give up for medically attended births in this region.

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Les femmes pauvres de la région des Chiapas préfèrent un accouchement traditionel qui leur donne le choix du lieu, de la position d’accouchement, de la présence de leurs proches.

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➡ attendance ; position during labor ; physiology ; place of birth ; homebirth

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Cécile Loup — 23 Mar 2005

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