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At Home in Early Labour: What Fathers Do and How They Feel - Part 3

Nolan, Mary, Catling, Jonathan and Smith, Julie (2012) At Home in Early Labour: What Fathers Do and How They Feel - Part 3. The Practising Midwife, 15 (3). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1461-3123

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This is the third in a series of three articles which present data from a 2010 survey completed by 263 fathers on their experience of being at home with their partner in early labour. Fathers' state of mind during early labour is explored. Anxiety levels are found to be high, particularly in regard to the wellbeing of their partners and babies. Attending antenatal classes does not appear to diminish anxiety and often, nor does speaking to a midwife in early labour. These results require cautious interpretation but also suggest that men need better preparation for their role in supporting mothers during labour.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: fathers, early labour, home births
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Mary Nolan
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 10:33
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:01

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