The Lived Experiences ofAustralian Men Supporting   Their Partners Through         Labour and Birth
Father’s    Involvement        • Bonding (5,9)• Strengthened relationship(5,8)    • Pride & Happiness (5)
MOTIVATIONSWilling & enthusiastic          OrPressured & Stressed         (5,6)
RelationshipsStrengthens the couples      relationship
Negatives   • Distress     • Fear• Lack confidence    • Trauma
Research Design    Anonymous   Questionnaire
Find the Right     Tool   • Validated• Search literature • Search Google
Setting &      Sample       • Descriptive• First baby in last two years     • Across Australia       • 18 years old       ...
Data Collection
InstrumentKuopio Instrument for Fathers
Data Analysis      • SPSS • Coded responses• Thematic analysis
In Practice
References 1.   Madsen SA, Lind D, Munck H. Fathers involvement with infants.  Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag; 2002. 2...
              David M, Aslan G, Siedentopf JP, Kentenich H. Ethnic Turkish fathers in birth support roles in a Berlin lab...
Thank You     Pamela HarndenRGN RM PGDipCBE PGDipMid  Twitter: SmilingPamela
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  1. 1. The Lived Experiences ofAustralian Men Supporting Their Partners Through Labour and Birth
  2. 2. Father’s Involvement • Bonding (5,9)• Strengthened relationship(5,8) • Pride & Happiness (5)
  3. 3. MOTIVATIONSWilling & enthusiastic OrPressured & Stressed (5,6)
  4. 4. Men’s Roles (7) • Coach • Team mate • Witness
  5. 5. RelationshipsStrengthens the couples relationship
  6. 6. Negatives • Distress • Fear• Lack confidence • Trauma
  7. 7. Research Design Anonymous Questionnaire
  8. 8. Find the Right Tool • Validated• Search literature • Search Google
  9. 9. Setting & Sample • Descriptive• First baby in last two years • Across Australia • 18 years old • Male! • Read English• Willingness to participate
  10. 10. Data Collection
  11. 11. InstrumentKuopio Instrument for Fathers
  12. 12. Data Analysis • SPSS • Coded responses• Thematic analysis
  13. 13. In Practice
  14. 14. References 1. Madsen SA, Lind D, Munck H. Fathers involvement with infants. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag; 2002. 2. Somers-Smith MJ. A place for the partner? Expectations and experiences of support during childbirth. Midwifery. 1999 Jun;15(2):101-8. 3. Organisation WH. Fatherhood and Health outcomes in Europe. 2007 [cited 2011 16/7]; Available from: http://www.euro.who.int/document/e91129.pdf 4. Eriksson C, Salander P, Hamberg K. Mens experiences of intense fear related to childbirth investigated in a Swedish qualitative study. jmhg. 2007;4(4). 5. Sapountzi-Krepia D, Lavdaniti M, Dimitriadou A, Psychogiou M, Sgantzos M, He HG, et al. Fathers Feelings and Experience Related to their Wife/Partners Delivery in Northern Greece. The open nursing journal. 2010;4:48-54. 6. Palkovitz R. Changes in father-infant bonding beliefs across couples first transition to parenthood. Maternal-child nursing journal. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Govt]. 1992 Fall-Winter;20(3-4):141-54. 7. Chapman L. Searching: expectant fathers experiences during labor and birth. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 1991 Mar;4(4):21-9.
  15. 15.  David M, Aslan G, Siedentopf JP, Kentenich H. Ethnic Turkish fathers in birth support roles in a Berlin labour and delivery room--motives, preparation and incidence in a 10-year comparison. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Mar;30(1):5-10. 9. Bowen SM, Miller BC. Paternal attachment behavior as related to presence at delivery and preparenthood classes: a pilot study. Nurs Res. 1980 Sep-Oct;29(5):307-11. 10. Nolan M. Caring for fathers in antenatal classes. Modern Midwife. 1994;4(2). 11. Veskrna L. peripartum depression - does it occur in fathers and does it matter? jmh. 2010;7(4):10. 12. Ramchandani P, Stein A, Evans J, OConnor TG, team As. Paternal depression in the postnatal period and child development: a prospective population study. The Lancet. 2005;365:5. 13. Greenhalgh R, Slade P, Spiby H. Fathers coping style, antenatal preparation, and experiences of labor and the postpartum. Birth. 2000 Sep;27(3):177-84. 14. Bradley R, Slade P. A review of mental health problems in fathers following the birth of a child. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 2010;29(1):19-42. 15. Sapountzi-Krepia D, Raftopoulos V, Psychogiou M, Tzavelas G, Vehvilainen-Julkunen K. Test-retest reliability of the Kuopio instrument for fathers (KIF): a questionnaire to assess fathers feelings, experiences and preparation for their wife/partners delivery. Midwifery. [Research Support, Non-U.S. Govt Validation Studies]. 2009 Aug;25(4):366-72.
  16. 16. Thank You Pamela HarndenRGN RM PGDipCBE PGDipMid Twitter: SmilingPamela

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