Culturally induced stress during childbearing: The Pilipino‐American experience

Phyllis Noerager Stern, Virginia Peterson Tilden, Eleanor Krassen Maxwell

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Pregnancy and childbearing have been rated as two of the most stressful events in any woman’s life. In a group of Pilipino immigrants, additional stress was found to exist when their cultural values regarding self‐care during pregnancy differed from those of their western health care givers. A sensitive attitude of the nurse toward custom approach and language was found to reduce stress felt by the childbearing Pilipino immigrant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-121
Number of pages17
JournalHealth care for women international
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)


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