First-time fathers experiences of their prenatal preparation in relation to challenges met in the early parenthood period: Implications for early parenthood preparation

Authors: Pålsson, P.,  Persson, E.K.,  Ekelin, M.  Kristensson Hallström, I. & Kvist, L.J. 

Source: Midwifery
July 2017 Volume 50, Pages 86–92

Objective: to describe first-time fathers experiences of their prenatal preparation in relation to challenges met in the early parenthood period.

Highlights

  • Fathers lacked active guidance from professionals to access reliable information.
  • Fathers want to find prenatal strategies to deal with the life-change a infant brings.
  • Focus on fathers’ relation with their infant may enhance their parental preparation.
  • An important concern is lack of acknowledgement of fathers as equal parents.
  • Multiple pedagogical approaches to parental preparation should be applied.
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