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Routine ultrasound investigations in the second trimester of pregnancy: the experiences of immigrant parents in Sweden

Ranji, Azar; Dykes, Anna-Karin LU and Ny, Pernilla LU (2012) In Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 30(3). p.312-325
Abstract
Objective: to describe the experiences of immigrant parents of an ultrasound examination in the second trimester of pregnancy, highlighting information, communication, thoughts, feelings and well-being. Methods: An exploratory, qualitative study using in-depth interviews with parents separately. Content analysis was used. A total of nine Farsi-speaking couples, in all 18 persons, who now live in Sweden, were interviewed. Results: Four main categories emerged from the parents' descriptions: experiencing professionals who were informative and communicative, experiencing the first encounter with their unborn child, experiencing a well-planned routine and experiencing a humanistic encounter within the health-care organisation. Conclusion:... (More)
Objective: to describe the experiences of immigrant parents of an ultrasound examination in the second trimester of pregnancy, highlighting information, communication, thoughts, feelings and well-being. Methods: An exploratory, qualitative study using in-depth interviews with parents separately. Content analysis was used. A total of nine Farsi-speaking couples, in all 18 persons, who now live in Sweden, were interviewed. Results: Four main categories emerged from the parents' descriptions: experiencing professionals who were informative and communicative, experiencing the first encounter with their unborn child, experiencing a well-planned routine and experiencing a humanistic encounter within the health-care organisation. Conclusion: Parents saw the ultrasound examination as a means of: getting visual confirmation of their pregnancy, reassurance about the health and well-being of their foetus and making connection with their baby; and receiving confirmation of their baby's gender. The parents were impressed by the quality of their communication with the care-givers, which influenced their judgement of the whole procedure, including the technical quality of the care. (Less)
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ultrasound, pregnancy, knowledge, immigrant, experience
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Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
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30
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312 - 325
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Taylor & Francis
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0264-6838
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10.1080/02646838.2012.717266
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  abstract     = {Objective: to describe the experiences of immigrant parents of an ultrasound examination in the second trimester of pregnancy, highlighting information, communication, thoughts, feelings and well-being. Methods: An exploratory, qualitative study using in-depth interviews with parents separately. Content analysis was used. A total of nine Farsi-speaking couples, in all 18 persons, who now live in Sweden, were interviewed. Results: Four main categories emerged from the parents' descriptions: experiencing professionals who were informative and communicative, experiencing the first encounter with their unborn child, experiencing a well-planned routine and experiencing a humanistic encounter within the health-care organisation. Conclusion: Parents saw the ultrasound examination as a means of: getting visual confirmation of their pregnancy, reassurance about the health and well-being of their foetus and making connection with their baby; and receiving confirmation of their baby's gender. The parents were impressed by the quality of their communication with the care-givers, which influenced their judgement of the whole procedure, including the technical quality of the care.},
  author       = {Ranji, Azar and Dykes, Anna-Karin and Ny, Pernilla},
  issn         = {0264-6838},
  keyword      = {ultrasound,pregnancy,knowledge,immigrant,experience},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {312--325},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology},
  title        = {Routine ultrasound investigations in the second trimester of pregnancy: the experiences of immigrant parents in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2012.717266},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2012},
}