Parental Involvement in the Puerperal Pregnancy Cycle: Experiences and Feelings

Casandra GRM Ponce de Leon
2018 Nursing & Care Open Access Journal  
Objective: Describe the parents' perception of their fatherhood during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. Methods: it's a qualitative study, which the data were collected through a semistructured interview with 30 parents who had their children born in a public hospital. The thematic analysis followed Minayo's theoretical framework. Results: it was identified that parental involvement is being more active nowadays, the involvement begins from the reception of the news of being a father,
more » ... of being a father, going through the expectations of what will be the characteristics of his son and the prenatal followup. The father becomes a participant in the actions of care for the companion and the child. Conclusion: the study brought contributions to prenatal care and growth and development consultations, revealing the need to socialize the tendencies to provide assistance to the trinomial (mother-child).
doi:10.15406/ncoaj.2018.05.00109 fatcat:x23ocwmh2vhlrjbbwecqho4gpa