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Young Dutch Millennial Women's Perspective towards Motherhood

Van Beeck, Elise A.H.E.; Fontein-Kuipers, Yvonne; Baaima, Iris; Schuiteman-Van Der Hoek, Suzanne


Elise A.H.E. Van Beeck

Iris Baaima

Suzanne Schuiteman-Van Der Hoek


This qualitative study explores perspectives towards motherhood of young Millennial women for preconception care purposes. The findings highlight the specific views that Millennial women have of motherhood: Mental mood boards portray both realistic and idealistic images of childbearing and motherhood. Preconditions to consider before becoming a mother, involve security related to the current world's safety. Personal memories and experiences, the social environment, including the large impact of social media and their self-image of becoming a Millennial parent-all influencing and framing Millennial women's thoughts about motherhood. Healthcare providers, maternity services in particular, should be aware of these perspectives because these offer points of discussion during psychosocial transitional preconception services for the Millennial generation of women and potential future mothers.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 11, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 12, 2019
Publication Date Jul 12, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 21, 2022
Journal Glob Womens Health
Print ISSN 2637-5028
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 42-47
Series ISSN 2637-5028
Keywords Healthcare; Maternity care; Millennials; Motherhood; Preconception; Transition to parenthood
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