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"A planned baby is a rarity:" monitoring and planning pregnancy in Russia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21547804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Russia provides an interesting case for comparative research of maternity care due to the rapid social change and steep fertility decline since the collapse of the Soviet Union. I analyze out-patient maternity care in public sector women's clinics in St. Petersburg on the basis of qualitative observation and interview data. Gynecologists' role in monitoring pregnancy is central, resulting in an emphasis on medical expertise and risk management. Ideally, gynecologists see themselves as medical experts and maternal caretakers, but the latter role seldom materializes in practice. Gynecologists' ideas of pregnancy planning demonstrate a wish for further medicalization of maternity care.
Authors:
Meri M Larivaara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-37     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland.
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