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Le suivi prénatal conjoint : expérience et satisfaction des femmes

Abstract : Introduction: Although there is no official and consensual definition in France, joint or shared prenatal follow-up refers to a follow-up carried out by the midwife and a doctor, either general practitioner or obstetrician-gynecologist. Few studies have focused on this prenatal follow-up. It was interesting to know the opinions of women and couples regarding this follow-up in order to better reach their expectations and needs. Method: The purposes of the study were to identify the women’s motivations who made the choice of joint prenatal follow-up and to assess their satisfaction. A qualitative study with a descriptive and interpretive aim was carried out in a type I maternity in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Fifteen women including eight in the presence of the spouse were questioned by semi-structured interviews. Results: For the majority of participants, the joint prenatal follow-up was a considered choice (73%), linked to the geographical proximity to their home (40%) or a recommendation by relations or a satisfactory past experience with the health professional concerned (60%). 4 participants (26%) pointed out the lack of information concerning the different possibilities of pregnancy follow-up and the course of the pregnancy. Only one participant (6%) benefited from the early prenatal interview. Discussion: Joint prenatal follow-up appears to be satisfactory for the patients. They found the support consistent and complementary with two healthcare professionals linked by the objective of an optimal patient follow-up. Conclusion: The study highlighted a significant lack of performance of early prenatal interviews. Faced with the decline of the number of gynecologists and obstetricians in France and the rise of the midwifery profession, whose numbers and skills are constantly growing, joint prenatal follow-up seems an attractive possibility for couples. It is also an opportunity for couples to learn about the tasks of the midwife in prenatal care, which are still not well known today.
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Coline Menier. Le suivi prénatal conjoint : expérience et satisfaction des femmes. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2021. ⟨dumas-03436473⟩



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