A narrative review of fathers’ involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600871
Title:
A narrative review of fathers’ involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making
Authors:
Longworth, Mary K.; Furber, Christine; Kirk, Susan
Abstract:
Objective to identify and critically review the research literature that has examined fathers׳ involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making. Design the review follows the approach of a narrative review. Systematic searches of electronic databases Social Services Abstract, Sociological Abstracts, ASSIA, CINAHL Medline, Cochrane library, AMED, BNI, PsycINFO, Embase, Maternity and Infant care, DH-Data and the Kings Fund Database were combined with manual searches of key journals and reference lists. Studies published between 1992 and 2013 examining fathers׳ involvement during intrapartum care were included in the review. Findings the findings of this review suggest that fathers׳ level of involvement during labour ranges from being a witness or passive observer of labour and birth to having an active supporting and coaching role. The findings also suggest that there are a number of facilitators and barriers to fathers׳ involvement during labour and birth. There are a limited number of studies that have examined fathers׳ involvement in decision making and specifically how fathers׳ influence decision making during labour and birth. Key conclusions future research needs to address the gap in the literature regarding fathers׳ involvement and influence on decision making to help midwives and obstetricians understand the process in order enhance the transition to parenthood for women and men.
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
Citation:
Longworth, M. K., Furber, C., Kirk, S. (2015). A narrative review of fathers' involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making. Midwifery, 31(9), 844-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.004
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Midwifery
Publication Date:
14-Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600871
DOI:
10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.004
Additional Links:
http://www.midwiferyjournal.com/article/S0266-6138%2815%2900184-9/abstract; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26165171
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1532-3099
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLongworth, Mary K.en
dc.contributor.authorFurber, Christineen
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Susanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T14:01:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T14:01:19Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-14en
dc.identifier.citationLongworth, M. K., Furber, C., Kirk, S. (2015). A narrative review of fathers' involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making. Midwifery, 31(9), 844-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.004en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.004en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/600871en
dc.description.abstractObjective to identify and critically review the research literature that has examined fathers׳ involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision making. Design the review follows the approach of a narrative review. Systematic searches of electronic databases Social Services Abstract, Sociological Abstracts, ASSIA, CINAHL Medline, Cochrane library, AMED, BNI, PsycINFO, Embase, Maternity and Infant care, DH-Data and the Kings Fund Database were combined with manual searches of key journals and reference lists. Studies published between 1992 and 2013 examining fathers׳ involvement during intrapartum care were included in the review. Findings the findings of this review suggest that fathers׳ level of involvement during labour ranges from being a witness or passive observer of labour and birth to having an active supporting and coaching role. The findings also suggest that there are a number of facilitators and barriers to fathers׳ involvement during labour and birth. There are a limited number of studies that have examined fathers׳ involvement in decision making and specifically how fathers׳ influence decision making during labour and birth. Key conclusions future research needs to address the gap in the literature regarding fathers׳ involvement and influence on decision making to help midwives and obstetricians understand the process in order enhance the transition to parenthood for women and men.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.midwiferyjournal.com/article/S0266-6138%2815%2900184-9/abstracten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26165171en
dc.subjectNarrative review Labour and birthen
dc.subjectLabour and birthen
dc.subjectFathers' involvementen
dc.subjectWomen's decision makingen
dc.titleA narrative review of fathers’ involvement during labour and birth and their influence on decision makingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1532-3099en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Manchesteren
dc.identifier.journalMidwiferyen
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