Men's emotional responses to their partner's pregnancy and their views on support and information received

Claire Forsyth, Helen Skouteris, Eleanor H. Wertheim, Susan J. Paxton, Jeannette Milgrom

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to extend previous research of men's experiences of pregnancy; 48 Australian men and their pregnant partners took part. Most men reported feeling positive about the pregnancy, emotionally well supported and well informed. Men reported receiving more valuable information from their partner than from doctors/obstetricians, family or the internet and were accurate observers of women's depression levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • depression
  • men
  • pregnancy
  • relationships
  • social support

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