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L'accompagnement haptonomique prénatal : attentes et vécu des couples

Abstract : Introduction : The birth of a child is an extraordinary adventure in a couple’s life, for whom it is a big step into the unknown. During the monitoring of pregnancy in France, the preparation for birth and parenthood is a place of exchange and information. Each couple can choose between several types of medical supports, including haptonomy which is defined as the "science of affectivity". It gives great attention to the father-mother-child relationship in utero, especially through psycho-tactile contact. This end-of-study project aims to present the expectations and experiences of couples who have chosen this method, as well as how it contributes to the feeling of parenthood, the father involvement and the trust among the parents. Population and method : This qualitative study is based on twelve semi-directed interviews which have been conducted with voluntary couples who followed haptonomy during pregnancy. Results and discussion: The haptonomic approach was perceived as a positive experience, strengthening the family bonds and allowing to enter smoothly into parenthood. However, it requires a significant parental involvement and availability during pregnancy. Haptonomy is not just a preparation for childbirth but a real journey towards parenthood. The birth of the child is the continuation of an adventure which began at the dawn of the pregnancy.
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Romane Brun Tison. L'accompagnement haptonomique prénatal : attentes et vécu des couples. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02505621⟩

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