Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/229614
Title:
Engaging fathers in childbirth: A meta synthesis
Authors:
Steen, Mary; Downe, Soo; Bamford, Nicola; Edozien, Leroy
Abstract:
This presentation explores the evidence from a meta synthesis undertaken as part of a programme of work entitled, Engaging Fathers in Childbirth (EPIC). There is growing evidence that active involvement of fathers in maternity care is associated with many health and social benefits for the mother and baby. However, maternity care expectations and experiences of expectant and new fathers have received little attention from policy makers and maternity service providers. Twenty three papers were included in the meta-synthesis and studies where undertaken in 9 countries (7 UK, 5 Australia, 4 Sweden, 2 USA, 1 Japan, 1 Taiwan, 1 South Africa, 1 Finland, 1 New Zealand). Ten of these focused on the prenatal period (prenatal diagnosis, A/N education & care), 5 focused on the intrapartum period (place of birth, premature birth & experiences),8 focussed on the postnatal period (transition to fatherhood & post-traumatic stress disorder). Six themes emerged from the included studies: risk and uncertainty,exclusion, fear and frustration, the ideal and the reality, issues of support, experiencing transition. 'As Partner and Parent’ fathers experience as not-patient and not-visitor situates them in an interstitial and undefined space with the consequence that many feel excluded and fearful. They cannot support their partner effectively unless they are themselves supported, included, and prepared for the reality of risk and uncertainty in pregnancy, labour and parenthood and for their role in this context.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; University of Manchester/St Mary's University Hospital
Citation:
Unpublished conference presentation given at the Risk management and medico-legal issues in women's healthcare - Joint RCOG/ENTER meeting at Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologist in London, 26-27 April 2012
Publication Date:
26-Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/229614
Additional Links:
http://www.womenshealthcare.co.uk/BrochureRiskManagement2012.pdf
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en
Sponsors:
Engaging Partners in Childbirth
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSteen, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowne, Sooen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBamford, Nicolaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdozien, Leroyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19T10:54:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-19T10:54:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-26-
dc.identifier.citationUnpublished conference presentation given at the Risk management and medico-legal issues in women's healthcare - Joint RCOG/ENTER meeting at Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologist in London, 26-27 April 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/229614-
dc.description.abstractThis presentation explores the evidence from a meta synthesis undertaken as part of a programme of work entitled, Engaging Fathers in Childbirth (EPIC). There is growing evidence that active involvement of fathers in maternity care is associated with many health and social benefits for the mother and baby. However, maternity care expectations and experiences of expectant and new fathers have received little attention from policy makers and maternity service providers. Twenty three papers were included in the meta-synthesis and studies where undertaken in 9 countries (7 UK, 5 Australia, 4 Sweden, 2 USA, 1 Japan, 1 Taiwan, 1 South Africa, 1 Finland, 1 New Zealand). Ten of these focused on the prenatal period (prenatal diagnosis, A/N education & care), 5 focused on the intrapartum period (place of birth, premature birth & experiences),8 focussed on the postnatal period (transition to fatherhood & post-traumatic stress disorder). Six themes emerged from the included studies: risk and uncertainty,exclusion, fear and frustration, the ideal and the reality, issues of support, experiencing transition. 'As Partner and Parent’ fathers experience as not-patient and not-visitor situates them in an interstitial and undefined space with the consequence that many feel excluded and fearful. They cannot support their partner effectively unless they are themselves supported, included, and prepared for the reality of risk and uncertainty in pregnancy, labour and parenthood and for their role in this context.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEngaging Partners in Childbirthen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.womenshealthcare.co.uk/BrochureRiskManagement2012.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectfathersen_GB
dc.subjectmaternity careen_GB
dc.subjectmeta synthesisen_GB
dc.subjectpregnancyen_GB
dc.subjectchildbirthen_GB
dc.subjectpostnatal careen_GB
dc.titleEngaging fathers in childbirth: A meta synthesisen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; University of Central Lancashire ; University of Manchester/St Mary's University Hospitalen_GB
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