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Fathers at the birth?

Hollins-Martin, CJ 2013, 'Fathers at the birth?' , The Practising Midwife, Sept , p. 1.

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Abstract

In the West there is a contemporary expectation that fathers should be present at the birth of their babies (Longworth and Kingdon 2011), with many unclear of their job description(Vehvilainen-Julkunen and Liukkkonnen 1998). A former Royal College of Midwives (RCM) survey established that roughly 98 per cent of UK fathers were inclined to participate at the birth (Reid 1994), with around 97 per cent embracing positive attitudes towards the impending event (Hollins Martin 2008a). Longworth and Kingdon (2011) identified that some fathers were unsure about their role and how to involve themselves more.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: The Practising Midwife
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1461-3123
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CJ Hollins-Martin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2013 00:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30667

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