From expats to precarity. Migrant women and health care in the context of pregnancy and birth.
PAŘÍZKOVÁ, A. From expats to precarity. Migrant women and health care in the context of pregnancy and birth.. PANTEION University of Social and Political Sciences; 136 Syggrou Avenue, 17671 Athens, Greece, 2017.
|Anglický název:||From expats to precarity. Migrant women and health care in the context of pregnancy and birth.|
|Autoři:||Mgr. Alena Pařízková Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||Pregnancy and birth are important situation influencing maternal health and simultaneously are influenced by women’s context and circumstances. Our research focuses on maternal health of migrant women in the Czech Republic. We are interested in women’s expectations, experiences and in the context of their pregnancy and birth stories. We conducted interviews with migrant mothers and workers from helping professions, namely social workers, midwives and psychologist, who have worked with migrant women. In the presentation we will show how the intersection of legal statuses, conditions of employment and protective policies shape the position of migrant women when dealing with the need of health care during pregnancy and birth. Precarious status influence access to the health care and brings various challenges for migrant women, such as higher expenses, bureaucratic obstacles, uncertainty and stress. A significant topic is the health insurance system, which affects the access to the health care not only for the mother but also for a child.|