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Maternal Healthcare and Doulas in China

Health Communication Approach to Understanding Doulas in China

Authors: Dai, Zehui

  • Explores the resurgence of the role of doulas in the child birthing process in Chinese clinical settings
  • Explains Chinese women’s relationships with their bodies and on women’s experiences of choice, agency, and access to health and reproductive services
  • Examines the role of doulas as lactation consultants, child care providers, and child care educators for women during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Offers a unique resource for scholars, researchers, and health practitioners, and clinicians interested in issues related to women, maternity, health care, childbirth, and feminist research in China
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About this book

This brief explores the resurgence of the role of doulas in the child birthing process in Chinese clinical settings, as a lens to understand comparative pre- and post-natal care worldwide. The demand for doulas in China is increasing, and the rise in the use of doulas is thought to be due to increasing dissatisfaction with current institutional maternity health care. Attention is focused on Chinese women’s relationships with their bodies and on women’s experiences of choice, agency, and access to health and reproductive services as well as maternal health care information and support. Chapters present an overview of the current experience of pre- and post- natal care in China. In addition, chapters explore interview data on how Chinese doulas construct multiple identities, in terms of serving as lactation consultants, child care providers, and child care educators for women during pregnancy and childbirth.

Maternal Healthcare and Doulas in China will be of interest to researchers in public health and health policy, particularly with an interest in maternal health or Asian studies, as well as, health practitioners, and clinicians who are interested in issues related to women, maternity, health care, childbirth, and feminist research in China.

About the authors

Zehui Dai (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Radford University. Dr. Dai studies interpersonal and health communication and teaches with the passion for education, diversity, public service, and social change. Her work has appeared in refereed journals such as the Journal of Perinatal EducationHealth Communication, and American Behavioral Scientist

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eBook 42,79 €
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  • Due: September 16, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46963-4
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Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: September 16, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-46962-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maternal Healthcare and Doulas in China
Book Subtitle
Health Communication Approach to Understanding Doulas in China
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46963-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46963-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-46962-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 80
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