Carly Simmons

Navigating Pregnancies

 

NAVIGATING PRESSURES OF PREGNANCY THROUGH SOCIAL POSITION

As women’s health literature continues to control the ways mothers-to-be prepare for newborns, pregnancy becomes an increasingly stressful time for women. This research proposal explores how women experience external pressures of preparing meals and eating during pregnancy. Over the course of two months, I would interview and cook with with 8 to 10 women of various social position to investigate how women diet, cook, and respond to mainstream guidelines of prenatal health.

(LEFT) My full project proposal written under the guidelines of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).