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Fathers' experiences accompanying labour and birth

Brown, A and Shibli-Kometiani, M (2015) Fathers' experiences accompanying labour and birth British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (5). pp. 339-344.

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Abstract

This study aimed to explore the role of first-time fathers during the birthing process and to ascertain their perceptions and experiences within the multi-cultural setting of Nazareth, Israel. Eight fathers participated in retrospective semi-structured interviews 2-6 weeks after the birth of their child. Despite their cultural and religious beliefs, most fathers reported similar experiences concerning their supporting role. Data revealed that all fathers were willing to attend labour and birth, yet expressed feelings of fear and helplessness during the event due to unrealistic expectation, deficiency in antenatal preparation, lack of midwives' guidance, communication and flexibility regarding father's freedom of choice

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Brown, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Shibli-Kometiani, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 May 2015
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:58
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 10:58
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810032

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