Health seeking behavior among pregnant women in rural Haiti.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to further knowledge of health care seeking behavior among pregnant women in rural Haiti. Eighty-two pregnant women were interviewed to assess care seeking behaviors during pregnancy, satisfaction with services, reliance on social networks, and management of pregnancy-related illness. Twenty-five percent reported not seeking care in the formal health sector for a pregnancy-related illness; 32% delayed seeking care. Women relied primarily on their husbands and mothers for health care advice during pregnancy and times of illness, and coped with illness by lying down. Strategies for improving awareness and health care access are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • White, K; Small, M; Frederic, R; Joseph, G; Bateau, R; Kershaw, T

Published Date

  • October 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 822 - 838

PubMed ID

  • 17060181

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0739-9332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07399330600880384


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England