A Survey of Childcare Experiences by Fathers with Multiple-Birth Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163879
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Survey of Childcare Experiences by Fathers with Multiple-Birth Children
Author(s):
Tomiyasu, Toshiko; Ohmachi, Fukumi; Yamashita, Sanae; Yoshidome, Atsuko; Morimoto, Chisako
Author Details:
Toshiko Tomiyasu, Associate Professor, St. Mary's Junior College, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, email: tomiyasu@st-mary.ac.jp; Fukumi Ohmachi; Sanae Yamashita; Atsuko Yoshidome; Chisako Morimoto
Abstract:
Purpose: In spite of advances in the development of reproductive medical treatment, there has been little research on the anxiety that new fathers of multiple births may experience. The purpose of this research is to investigate the uneasiness of fathers who have multiple births. Method: In this method, questionnaires concerning anxiety level were distributed to 50 fathers-to-be of multiple births, of which 29 (58%) gave valid responses. Result and Conclusion: Of this number, 26 were expecting twins, and 3 were awaiting triplets. Fifteen were becoming fathers for the first time, and 14 already had children. Seventeen (68%) of the mothers were receiving treatment for sterility, and 25 out of 29 of them had been hospitalized throughout the pregnancy in anticipation of premature labor. There were 23 Cesarean sections and 6 vaginal deliveries. The gestation period was 35.6+2 weeks, and the average weight of the newborns was 2200 grams. The fathers were most worried about the safe delivery of their babies and the care of their wives during pregnancy. The support of the grandparents was considered indispensable due to time and cost involved, especially in the cases where older siblings existed. In addition, the fathers felt they needed advice concerning pre- and post-partum childcare, as making the necessary and important decisions were more difficult than they had imagined. Based on these results, we feel it is necessary to provide sufficient information to new fathers concerning multiple birth pregnancy care and parturition resulting from sterility treatment. In addition to being present to support their wives, fathers-to-be also require support themselves, such as from family members or other parents who have already had experience with multiple births.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Survey of Childcare Experiences by Fathers with Multiple-Birth Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTomiyasu, Toshikoen_US
dc.contributor.authorOhmachi, Fukumien_US
dc.contributor.authorYamashita, Sanaeen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoshidome, Atsukoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorimoto, Chisakoen_US
dc.author.detailsToshiko Tomiyasu, Associate Professor, St. Mary's Junior College, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, email: tomiyasu@st-mary.ac.jp; Fukumi Ohmachi; Sanae Yamashita; Atsuko Yoshidome; Chisako Morimotoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163879-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: In spite of advances in the development of reproductive medical treatment, there has been little research on the anxiety that new fathers of multiple births may experience. The purpose of this research is to investigate the uneasiness of fathers who have multiple births. Method: In this method, questionnaires concerning anxiety level were distributed to 50 fathers-to-be of multiple births, of which 29 (58%) gave valid responses. Result and Conclusion: Of this number, 26 were expecting twins, and 3 were awaiting triplets. Fifteen were becoming fathers for the first time, and 14 already had children. Seventeen (68%) of the mothers were receiving treatment for sterility, and 25 out of 29 of them had been hospitalized throughout the pregnancy in anticipation of premature labor. There were 23 Cesarean sections and 6 vaginal deliveries. The gestation period was 35.6+2 weeks, and the average weight of the newborns was 2200 grams. The fathers were most worried about the safe delivery of their babies and the care of their wives during pregnancy. The support of the grandparents was considered indispensable due to time and cost involved, especially in the cases where older siblings existed. In addition, the fathers felt they needed advice concerning pre- and post-partum childcare, as making the necessary and important decisions were more difficult than they had imagined. Based on these results, we feel it is necessary to provide sufficient information to new fathers concerning multiple birth pregnancy care and parturition resulting from sterility treatment. In addition to being present to support their wives, fathers-to-be also require support themselves, such as from family members or other parents who have already had experience with multiple births.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:09Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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