Fathers in the birth room: what are they expecting and experiencing? A phenomenological study.

@article{Longworth2011FathersIT,
  title={Fathers in the birth room: what are they expecting and experiencing? A phenomenological study.},
  author={Heather L Longworth and Carol Kingdon},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={588-94}
}
OBJECTIVE to explore the role, expectations and meanings that individual fathers ascribe to their presence at birth. DESIGN a Heideggerian phenomenological approach utilising in-depth interviews at two different time points. SETTING large tertiary maternity unit in the North West of England. PARTICIPANTS 11 first-time fathers accessed through hospital… CONTINUE READING