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Paternal fears of childbirth: a literature review.
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PMID:  20808424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To date, most studies on paternal childbirth fears have been exploratory or descriptive, conducted outside of the United States, and focused mainly on White, first-time fathers. Identified fears include harm to the mother or newborn, partner pain, feelings of helplessness, lack of knowledge, and fear of high-risk intervention. Fathers often report that childbirth classes are not helpful and, in some cases, even increase their fears. Some fathers view birth as traumatic, changing their perception of and relationship with their partner. Fathers also voice the need for more information and for reassurance that they are doing the right things for their partner during childbirth. This article summarizes the research findings on paternal childbirth fears and recommends topics for future study.
Suzanne Hanson; Lauren P Hunter; Jill R Bormann; Elisa J Sobo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1058-1243     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-20     Citation Subset:  -    
SUZANNE HANSON has been a certified nurse-midwife for 2 years and a maternal-child registered nurse for over 20 years. She is currently employed at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. LAUREN P. HUNTER is an associate professor of nursing at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. JILL R. BORMANN is a research nurse scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and an adjunct associate research professor in the School of Nursing at San Diego State University. ELISA J. SOBO is a professor of anthropology at San Diego State University.
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