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Expectant first-time fathers' experiences of pregnancy.

Finnbogadóttir, Hafrún; Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth LU and Persson, Eva-Kristina LU (2003) In Midwifery 19(2). p.96-105
Abstract
Objective: to describe first-time-expectants fathers’ experiences of pregnancy.



Design: an inductive method using narrative interview form and qualitative content text analysis. The text of the transcripts was coded and categorised.



Settings and participants: seven first-time-expectant fathers living in a multicultural industrial town in southern Sweden were interviewed individually when their partner was in the 38th to 39th week of pregnancy.



Measurements and findings: all the fathers-to-be experienced some psychological, social and/or physical change during the pregnancy. The main category, was ‘time of transition’. Eight categories were found under this. They were: ‘feelings of... (More)
Objective: to describe first-time-expectants fathers’ experiences of pregnancy.



Design: an inductive method using narrative interview form and qualitative content text analysis. The text of the transcripts was coded and categorised.



Settings and participants: seven first-time-expectant fathers living in a multicultural industrial town in southern Sweden were interviewed individually when their partner was in the 38th to 39th week of pregnancy.



Measurements and findings: all the fathers-to-be experienced some psychological, social and/or physical change during the pregnancy. The main category, was ‘time of transition’. Eight categories were found under this. They were: ‘feelings of unreality, ‘insufficiency and inadequacy’, ‘exclusion’, ‘reality’, ‘social changes’, ‘physical changes’, ‘responsibility, and development’.



Key conclusion: the fathers’-to-be special needs for support and encouragement during pregnancy may be as important as those of the mothers’-to-be. The caregiver needs to be as aware of and sensitive to these needs. However, before any interventions can be recommended more research is needed. (Less)
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Design: an inductive method using narrative interview form and qualitative content text analysis. The text of the transcripts was coded and categorised.<br/><br>
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Settings and participants: seven first-time-expectant fathers living in a multicultural industrial town in southern Sweden were interviewed individually when their partner was in the 38th to 39th week of pregnancy.<br/><br>
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Measurements and findings: all the fathers-to-be experienced some psychological, social and/or physical change during the pregnancy. The main category, was ‘time of transition’. Eight categories were found under this. They were: ‘feelings of unreality, ‘insufficiency and inadequacy’, ‘exclusion’, ‘reality’, ‘social changes’, ‘physical changes’, ‘responsibility, and development’.<br/><br>
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Key conclusion: the fathers’-to-be special needs for support and encouragement during pregnancy may be as important as those of the mothers’-to-be. The caregiver needs to be as aware of and sensitive to these needs. However, before any interventions can be recommended more research is needed.},
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  title        = {Expectant first-time fathers' experiences of pregnancy.},
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  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2003},
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