Certified midwifery care and prenatal care services
The certified midwifery care and prenatal care services included an emphasis on the health promotion strategies in order to decrease the adverse scenarios among minority women at risk of complicated pregnancies and prenatal death because of socio-economic factors. A review of a research illustrates that midwives contribute more efforts in maintaining and sustaining maternal and infant health as compared with the medical doctors. This is the reason that the patients who are being treated by certified midwives have better pregnancy outcomes; they undergo lesser unnecessary interventions and have higher satisfaction rates among the women having low medical and risky pregnancies.
Since these women have equal and better outcomes if they practice optimum health behaviors during pregnancy and are completely satisfied with the midwifery services they receive. The factors that are dependent on the nature of the ethnic women health behaviors and their association with the care and care providers are mentioned below;
- The relationship between the health behaviors of the ethnic women towards their wellbeing and timely seeking medical help, and the attitude of the medical care providers.
- The health behavior has an independent relationship with the better outcomes of the medical intervention used.
- The relationship between the health behaviors of ethnic women and the health knowledge and expertise among midwives in providing appropriate maternal care.
There is also a need to evaluate the attention towards the psychological and socio-economic profiling of those ethnic minorities who delay or only intermittently ask for prenatal care services. In the past lesser attention has been implicated at designing the institutional structures which may act as barriers to lower socio-economic profile ethnic women who are pregnant. A model for prenatal care deserves more attention by the researchers and public policy makers in the field of midwifery. The midwifery care appears to have an ultimate effect on increasing the number of prenatal visits among the ethnic consumers of this service, and thus, can improve infant outcomes.
Process of characterization
The process of characterization and generalization has been observed as adaptive techniques to make the social world better and more manageable. However, the lack of communication and language barriers render the health care professionals from giving adequate information to make an informed choice. All in all, in many scenarios, such attitudes are attributed to the reflective elements of racism and point towards the need for interventional strategies.