Social support of pregnant immigrants with psychosocial risk

Antonia Vollrath, Amélia S. Figueiredo, Estela Arcos, Antonia Arrate

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Background: Social support structure helps women facing migration processes to integrate and adapt to society, especially in unforeseen circumstances. To know the social support of pregnant immigrants with social risk. Descriptive cross-sectional study. A social survey was conducted prior to the signing of the informed consent. Methods: Through the self-report, women identified primary and secondary relationships. Results: Of the 37 immigrant women and their partners, the majority come from Latin American countries, especially Peru (62.2%), with ages between 20 and 34 years (64.9%), unmarried civil status (32.4%), head of household (27%) and the type of single-parent family (29.7%) are determinants of social risk for pregnant women, especially if they do not have social support. 75% of women had an unplanned pregnancy and one in two had depression. Conclusions: The available social support network was reduced to the family network and the health center. The interactions that occur with the social network contribute to the well-being and self-esteem of the person, aspects that should be considered in prenatal care, because of the implications it has for the health of the woman and child.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalInterventions in Gynaecology and Women’s Healthcare
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021


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