ID 113136
Author
Tomiyasu, Toshiko The University of Tokushima
Kajihara, Kyoko St. Mary’s College
Fortin, Eric St. Mary’s College
Keywords
multiple-birth babies
fathers
anxiety
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to ascertain the feelings of uneasiness that fathers of multiple births may have had during their wives’ pregnancy, labor, and post-delivery periods.
Method : For this study, questionnaires related to anxiety were distributed to 50 fathers-to-be of multiple births, of which 29 gave valid responses. Result and Conclusion : Of this number, 26 were expecting twins, and 3 were awaiting triplets. Fifteen were becoming fathers for the first time, and 14 already had children. According to the questionnaire responses, the fathers were most worried about the safe delivery of their babies and the care of their wives during pregnancy. The support of the grandparents was considered indispensable due to time and cost involved, especially in cases where older siblings existed. In addition, the fathers felt they needed advice concerning pre-and post-partum childcare to make the difficult but necessary decisions. Based on these results, we feel it is necessary to provide sufficient information to new fathers concerning multiple birth pregnancy care and parturition resulting from sterility treatment. In addition to being present to support their wives, fathers-to-be also require support themselves, either from family members or other parents with multiple birth experience.
Journal Title
The Journal of Nursing Investigation
ISSN
13483722
24342238
NCID
AA11937122
Publisher
徳島大学医学部
Volume
6
Issue
1
Start Page
28
End Page
32
Sort Key
28
Published Date
2007-05-31
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences