• 'They're more like ordinary stroppy British women': attitudes and expectations of maternity care professionals to UK-born ethnic minority women.

      Puthussery, Shuby; Twamley, Katherine; Harding, Seeromanie; Mirsky, Judith; Baron, Maurina; Macfarlane, Alison; City University (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2008-10)
      To explore the attitudes and expectations of maternity care professionals to UK-born ethnic minority mothers.Qualitative in-depth interviews with 30 professionals from eight NHS maternity units in England that provide services for large proportions of women of black Caribbean, black African, Indian, Pakistani and Irish descent.Conclusion: Professionals appeared to equate the needs of UK-born ethnic minority women with those of white English women. Overall, this has positive implications for care provision. Despite this, specific behavioural expectations and unconscious stereotypical views were evident and have the potential to affect clinical practice.
    • 'You need that loving tender care': maternity care experiences and expectations of ethnic minority women born in the United Kingdom.

      Puthussery, Shuby; Twamley, Katherine; Macfarlane, Alison; Harding, Seeromanie; Baron, Maurina; City University London (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2010-07)
      To explore the maternity care experiences and expectations of United Kingdom (UK)-born ethnic minority women.Qualitative in-depth interviews with 34 UK-born mothers of Black Caribbean, Black African, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Irish descent, recruited mainly from nine National Health Service (NHS) maternity units in England. The findings contribute to the growing evidence about the need to improve maternity and postnatal care, and to develop more sensitive and women-centred care for all women irrespective of ethnic background.