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La place des pères accordée par les sages-femmes dans les différents services de la maternité

Abstract : We carried out a multicentric study based on open-ended interviews conducted with midwives working in maternity. The purpose of this study is to draw up an inventory of the role given to fathers by midwives in the several maternity services in order to define factors facilitating or inhibiting their integration. Our reflection revolved around the following question: what place do midwives give to fathers in the different services of the maternity in which they work ? Our initial hypothesis was based on the fact that the majority of health professionals accept the presence of the father, regardless of the maternity ward, and considers their presence as beneficial for a good course of the pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Subsequently, we made the assumptions that the services, by their organization and their configuration, were not adapted to accommodate the father in consultation as well as in the delivery room or during hospitalization (pre and post partum). Finally, we postulated that the myth of "Motherhood: a woman of history" was still present for some professionals. Each of our assumptions were verified. Midwives give considerable attention to fathers in maternity, and significantly contribute to their integration within it. However, the establishment of new projects involving fathers are still needed.
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Morgane Jacques. La place des pères accordée par les sages-femmes dans les différents services de la maternité. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2016. ⟨dumas-01413245⟩



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