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Advantages of father’s assistance at the delivery

Małgorzata Świątkowska-Freund, Dorota Kawiak, Krzysztof Preis
Ginekol Pol 2007;78(6).

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Vol 78, No 6 (2007)
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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of the study was to analyze the positive and negative reactions of the parents after the delivery with the presence of the father. Design: Questionnaire about reasons for being together at the delivery ward and impressions after the delivery, was given to 37 couples from 1 month to 1 year after the delivery. Materials and methods: Answers given to the questions in the questionnaire by 37 couples were analyzed. Results: One of the most important reasons for father’s presence at the delivery ward was a desire to experience the delivery together with the mother. Women were glad to have had their partner with them during labor. It was very important for the mother to have a man helping her breathe through the pain during delivery. The men were also satisfied to have been with the mother and taken part in giving birth to their baby. Conclusions: All the couples assessed the men’s presence at the delivery ward in a highly positive way. Women felt better having had their partners with them during labor. Undoubtedly, experiencing child birth together has created an additional bond between the partners.

Abstract

Objectives: The objective of the study was to analyze the positive and negative reactions of the parents after the delivery with the presence of the father. Design: Questionnaire about reasons for being together at the delivery ward and impressions after the delivery, was given to 37 couples from 1 month to 1 year after the delivery. Materials and methods: Answers given to the questions in the questionnaire by 37 couples were analyzed. Results: One of the most important reasons for father’s presence at the delivery ward was a desire to experience the delivery together with the mother. Women were glad to have had their partner with them during labor. It was very important for the mother to have a man helping her breathe through the pain during delivery. The men were also satisfied to have been with the mother and taken part in giving birth to their baby. Conclusions: All the couples assessed the men’s presence at the delivery ward in a highly positive way. Women felt better having had their partners with them during labor. Undoubtedly, experiencing child birth together has created an additional bond between the partners.
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Keywords

labor, obstetrics psychology, Fathers - psychology, family delivey

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Title

Advantages of father’s assistance at the delivery

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 78, No 6 (2007)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2007;78(6).

Keywords

labor
obstetrics psychology
Fathers - psychology
family delivey

Authors

Małgorzata Świątkowska-Freund
Dorota Kawiak
Krzysztof Preis

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