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Place du père autour de la naissance : point de vue des professionnels de santé dans une maternité de type III (Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes)

Abstract : Introduction : The place of fathers have evolved since the 1950s. They are present in the labour ward as well as in the maternity, supporting their wives and participating to create a bond with their child. Material and method : A descriptive and interpretative qualitative study has been taken place in a type IIImaternity.16 health professionals: midwives, childcare assistants and caregivers were distributed in two groups: labour ward, maternity were interrogated via semi-directed interviews. The main topics discussed were the place, the role and the investment of the father. Results : The father is the legitimate accompanying person and a natural support for the parturient woman. Health professionals don’t have any particular expectations towards the fathers. They try to include the father during the labour, delivery and the care of his child; and try to accompany him to start to weave a link with the child. Professionals are aware of the increasing investment of fathers and adapt their practicesto the wishes of the couple. Discussion : Professionals vision about the father’s place correspond to the father’s wishes during the birth of their child. Professionals try their best to meet the couple’s expectations. Communication between father’s and healthcare’s should increase for the future parent’s wellbeing. Conclusion : The father's place in maternity is essential for health professionals. The professional’s point of view corresponds to what the fathers expect during their stay in maternity. Health professionals are ready to adapt their practices to meet the desires of the couple.
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Anaïs Chateau. Place du père autour de la naissance : point de vue des professionnels de santé dans une maternité de type III (Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes). Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02469482⟩

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