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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2012;16(2):170-185.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2012.16.2.170    Published online July 31, 2012.
Pregnancy and Childbirth Experiences of Chinese Marriage Immigrant Women
김선희
대구가톨릭대학교
중국 국제결혼이주여성의 임신과 출산 경험
김선희
대구가톨릭대학교
Abstract
Objectives
This study was done to identify and to describe the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth of Chinese marriage immigrant women. Methods: The participants were 13 Chinese married immigrant women who became pregnant and gave birth within the last six years. Data was collected by focus group interviews and face-to- face in-depth interview with Korean Chinese and Han Chinese. Data was analyzed using Colaizzi's method of phenomenology. Results: Five theme clusters were extracted as follows: 'Running in to double troubles in a strange environment', 'Relying, but becoming lonely and facing difficulties', 'Partially changing and applying traditional culture of pregnancy and childbirth', 'Gaining the joy of life beyond loneliness', 'Suffering less thanks to the expansion of supporting resources'. Conclusions: The results of this study can be used to develop a program that can provide Chinese immigrant women with childbirth education before marriage and prenatal and postpartum management and to train culturally sensitive nursing skills.
Key Words: China, emigrants and immigrants, parturition, pregnancy


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