Quarterly scientific journal

The obstetrical care of Albanian women living in Greece

Martha Moraitou , Esmeralda Lamai

Abstract

In the last years there has been observed an increase of Albanian economic immigrants living in Greece with their families. During their pregnancy Albanian women rely on Greek hospitals for obsteatric follow-up as well as the the benefits of proper medical care at childbirth. The sample of our study constituted of 175 Albanian new mothers who gave birth in a big public hospital of Thessalonici. The majority of these women stated that they were satisfied with the obstetrical care offered even though some of them didn’t have a complete follow-up during their pregnancy and they had feet fear upon entering the hospital.

Keywords: Immigrants, Albanians, childbirth, discriminations

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