Bachelor of Science (BS)
School of Nursing
The experience of first-time fathers during childbirth has changed dramatically over the last several decades. Recent studies have demonstrated that though the support person plays a major role in childbirth, they are often overlooked. Some first-time fathers may feel like they did not have many choices or a voice in the childbirth experience. This study analyzed the experiences of seven first-time fathers through personal interviews and is aimed at helping nurses adapt their care to better include fathers. These interviews identified a need for improved assessment of first-time fathers desired involvement in childbirth and ultimately leading to the development of an efficient tool to fill this gap.
Libby, Sara, "The Nurse's Role During The Childbirth Experience Of First-Time Fathers" (2019). Honors Theses. 228.