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Comment: "Fathers at the birth?"

Hollins Martin, Caroline J



In the West there is a contemporary expectation that fathers should be present at the birth of their babies (Longworth and Kingdon 2011), with many unclear of their job description(Vehvilainen-Julkunen and Liukkkonnen 1998). A former Royal College of Midwives (RCM) survey established that roughly 98 per cent of UK fathers were inclined to participate at the birth (Reid 1994), with around 97 per cent embracing positive attitudes towards the impending event (Hollins Martin 2008a). Longworth and Kingdon (2011) identified that some fathers were unsure about their role and how to involve themselves more.


Hollins Martin, C. J. (2013). Comment: "Fathers at the birth?". Practising Midwife, 1

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013-09
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2015
Publicly Available Date Aug 5, 2015
Print ISSN 1461-3123
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1
Keywords Fathers; birth;
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