Navigating Pregnancy and the Healthcare System during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study with Perinatal Women of Color
Applying Intersectionality and Trauma-Informed Framework to Understand Perinatal Disparities
2. Materials and Methods
2.1. Data Collection and Procedure
2.3. Data Analysis
2.4. Reflexive Statements
3.1. An Unprecedented Lack of Support
Definitely isolating, you know, no one coming to visit you, and then when you’re home, you know, no one’s coming to visit you then, only maybe immediate family, and that’s it. And even then, in all, it was very short.
3.2. Continued Blaming and Shaming
I felt like I might have been discriminated a little bit against, you know, because I chose not to, because I didn’t know what effects it would have on my child.
3.3. Institutional Policies Impacting Perinatal Experience
I don’t want to get exposed to COVID or anything, but on the other hand, it’s like there were no childbirth classes, and I was like, how do you not have childbirth classes? And so, I had to do research to find one.
3.4. Patient-Centered Recommendations from People with Lived Experience
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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|Asian/Asian American Pacific Islander||8 (20%)|
|Black/African American||20 (49%)|
|Mixed Race/Multiracial||2 (5%)|
|Organizing Theme||Basic Theme||Illustrative Quote Examples|
|An Unprecedented Lack of Support||Lack of in-person support from partners/family|
|Lack of engagement with healthcare providers|
|Blaming and Shaming of Perinatal People||Feelings of judgment from everyone regardless of the actions they chose to take during the pregnancy|
|Feeling blamed for prioritizing own needs|
|Institutional Policies Impacting Perinatal Experience||Lack of access to proper treatment, support, resources, and education|
|Lack of flexibility for treatment and other administration services|
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Hoang, T.-M.H.; Hsieh, W.-J.; Lee, B.A.; Lukacena, K.M.; Tabb, K.M. Navigating Pregnancy and the Healthcare System during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study with Perinatal Women of Color. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 13698. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013698
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Hoang, Tuyet-Mai H., Wan-Jung Hsieh, B. Andi Lee, Kaylee Marie Lukacena, and Karen M. Tabb. 2022. "Navigating Pregnancy and the Healthcare System during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study with Perinatal Women of Color" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 20: 13698. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013698