Sara Libby

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

May 2019


School of Nursing

First Advisor

Charlene Moske-Weber


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.

Included in

Nursing Commons