This research study used a qualitative, multiple-method approach to explore how new mothers identify and prioritize their own postpartum needs and where they go to access information and support within six months of giving birth. This study also used feminist poststructuralist methodology, discourse analysis as well as social network analysis and mapping to critically examine how new mothers across Nova Scotia access support. Findings from this study provided a comprehensive mapping of formal and informal postpartum resources used by new mothers as well as directions for health care providers to better respond to the needs of new mothers. Results from this study were shared with communities and organizations across and outside of Canada to enhance the well-being and health outcomes for mothers, infants and families.
MUMS: Mapping and understanding mothers social support networks for postpartum care
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