This study the author aims to explore the perceptions of doulas on single mothers' risk and protective factors, and aspirations relative to child-birth in the postpartum care. The current study was conducted by semi-structured questions, case file reviews, field notes, and twelve home visits via utilizing Grounded Theory. These mothers receive social services through a family services agency in Pittsburgh, PA. There were three doulas and three single mothers in the sample group. Findings displayed four themes: (a) doula program is helpful for single mothers relative to child-birth, (b) social exclusion is a risk factor in single mothers lives relative to leading to single motherhood; (c) support system is a protective factor in single mothers' lives relative to child-birth; and (d) pursuing education and applying for jobs are the aspirations of single mothers relative to child-birth.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jan 2013|
- Grounded theory
- Single mothers