Part 1: exploring views from fathers and perinatal practitioners on the inclusion of fathers by perinatal services

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Joscelyne, T. 2021. Part 1: exploring views from fathers and perinatal practitioners on the inclusion of fathers by perinatal services. British Journal of Midwifery. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.4.208
AuthorsJoscelyne, T.
Abstract

Background
This is the first of a two-part series exploring father's inclusion in the perinatal years. Part 2 will explore the results of the study and discuss in relation to previous literature and to professional practice. Positive father involvement during the perinatal period has important implications for families. However, previous research suggests that fathers experience marginalisation, while staff report a lack of training and time for engaging fathers.

Aims
This study explored fathers' and perinatal professionals' experiences of fathers' involvement during the perinatal period, and ideas for paternal support.

Method
A Delphi method was employed. Thematic analysis from focus groups informed an online survey which was completed by 24 fathers and 22 professionals. A third-round survey finalised group consensus.

Results
Both groups agreed on the importance of fathers. Participants suggested improvement ideas, such as supporting fathers with psychological change. Groups disagreed on some ideas, such as fathers receiving a session alone to discuss concerns.

Discussion
The findings support the inclusion of fathers in perinatal services, and a focus on the whole family system. Limitations of this study include low participant diversity and possible selection bias. Implications for further research are discussed.

KeywordsFathers; Birth; Parents; Perinatal years
Year2021
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
PublisherMark Allen Group
ISSN0969-4900
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.4.208
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.4.208
Publication dates
Online02 Apr 2021
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Deposited20 May 2021
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