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Table 7 Qualitative data themes

From: Discrimination against childbearing Romani women in maternity care in Europe: a mixed-methods systematic review

Second order themes First order themes
Mistreatment within maternity care Poor communication
Being abandoned
Physical and verbal abuse
Refused care
Made to wait until other non-Roma patients seen to
Negative attitudes of doctors
Barriers to accessing maternity care Lack of perceived need for care
Lack of awareness of right to care
Geographical barriers and transport barriers
Denial of treatment
Language barriers
Financial barriers
Patriarchal culture
Making things better Connection with the health centre improving experience
Knowledge of rights to overcome barriers
Presence of Romani health workers improving quality of care