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Mothering and acculturation: experiences during pregnancy and childrearing of Filipina mothers married to Japanese.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study aims to describe the lived experiences of Filipina mothers married to Japanese during pregnancy and childrearing. Eight focus group interviews (FGI) were conducted among 39 Filipino mothers who are currently residing in Japan to obtain significant information with regard to their pregnancy and childrearing experiences. Content analysis was used to extract relevant themes that will describe the experiences of this group of migrant mothers. The findings revealed three major themes: 1) cultural barriers during pregnancy and childrearing; 2) mothering at the different stages of childrearing; and 3) positive adjustments to a new role in a new environment. The establishment of means of communication with migrant mothers effectively enabling them to understand important information for promoting healthy pregnancy and childrearing is strongly recommended. Provision of school information in the English language and enhancing the resilient character of the Filipina are important strategies in promoting positive pregnancy and childrearing experiences among Filipina migrant mothers.
Authors:
Maria Luisa Tumandao Uayan; Sayuri Kobayashi; Masayo Matsuzaki; Erika Ota; Megumi Haruna; Sachiyo Murashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioscience trends     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1881-7823     ISO Abbreviation:  Biosci Trends     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101502754     Medline TA:  Biosci Trends     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (UERMMMCI) College of Nursing, Quezon, Philippines. mltuayan@uerm.edu.ph
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acculturation*
Adult
Communication Barriers*
Female
Humans
Information Dissemination / methods
Interviews as Topic
Japan
Maternal Behavior / physiology*
Middle Aged
Mothers*
Philippines / ethnology
Pregnancy
Prejudice*
Social Isolation / psychology
Social Support*

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