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Parents who have received ‘psycho-prophylaxis training’ during pregnancy and their experience of childbirth - An interview study highlighting the experiences of both parents

Wennerström, Susanne and Dykes, Anna Karin LU (2020) In Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
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Background: The form of parental support during pregnancy is constantly changing due to developments in society. ‘Psycho-prophylaxis training’ is a form of parental support used in preparation for childbirth. Only a few studies describe the childbirth experience of both the parents. The aim was to interview parents receiving ‘psycho-prophylaxis training’ during pregnancy and to elucidate their experience of childbirth. Method: A total of 22 open interviews were conducted with 11 expectant mothers and their 11 partners. Analysis of the interviews was performed using the content analysis method. Results: Three categories emerged in the manifest phase. ‘To gain security from knowledge and focus on breathing and relaxation’, ‘The couple’s... (More)

Background: The form of parental support during pregnancy is constantly changing due to developments in society. ‘Psycho-prophylaxis training’ is a form of parental support used in preparation for childbirth. Only a few studies describe the childbirth experience of both the parents. The aim was to interview parents receiving ‘psycho-prophylaxis training’ during pregnancy and to elucidate their experience of childbirth. Method: A total of 22 open interviews were conducted with 11 expectant mothers and their 11 partners. Analysis of the interviews was performed using the content analysis method. Results: Three categories emerged in the manifest phase. ‘To gain security from knowledge and focus on breathing and relaxation’, ‘The couple’s sense of proximity and the team collaboration with the maternity staff’ and ‘Meeting pain’. Two themes emerged during the latent analysis of which one was,” Participation gave a sense of security” and the other was ‘Manageability’. Conclusion: Knowledge about childbirth and the ability, by the mother, to use various breathing techniques seemed to help both parents, as it made both of them feel that they were themselves involved in the process.

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Childbirth experience, manageability, participation, psycho-prophylaxis, sense of security
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Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
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0264-6838
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10.1080/02646838.2020.1761013
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  abstract     = {<p>Background: The form of parental support during pregnancy is constantly changing due to developments in society. ‘Psycho-prophylaxis training’ is a form of parental support used in preparation for childbirth. Only a few studies describe the childbirth experience of both the parents. The aim was to interview parents receiving ‘psycho-prophylaxis training’ during pregnancy and to elucidate their experience of childbirth. Method: A total of 22 open interviews were conducted with 11 expectant mothers and their 11 partners. Analysis of the interviews was performed using the content analysis method. Results: Three categories emerged in the manifest phase. ‘To gain security from knowledge and focus on breathing and relaxation’, ‘The couple’s sense of proximity and the team collaboration with the maternity staff’ and ‘Meeting pain’. Two themes emerged during the latent analysis of which one was,” Participation gave a sense of security” and the other was ‘Manageability’. Conclusion: Knowledge about childbirth and the ability, by the mother, to use various breathing techniques seemed to help both parents, as it made both of them feel that they were themselves involved in the process.</p>},
  author       = {Wennerström, Susanne and Dykes, Anna Karin},
  issn         = {0264-6838},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology},
  title        = {Parents who have received ‘psycho-prophylaxis training’ during pregnancy and their experience of childbirth - An interview study highlighting the experiences of both parents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1761013},
  doi          = {10.1080/02646838.2020.1761013},
  year         = {2020},
}