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

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164005
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Survey of Childcare Experiences by Mothers with Multiple-Birth Children
Author(s):
Ohmachi, Fukumi; Tomiyasu, Toshiko; Yamashita, Sanae; Yoshidome, Atsuko; Morimoto, Chisako
Author Details:
Fukumi Ohmachi, Associate Professor, St. Mary's Junior College, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, email: ohmachi@st-mary.ac.jp; Toshiko Tomiyasu; Sanae Yamashita; Atsuko Yoshidome; Chisako Morimoto
Abstract:
There has been little research investigating the anxiety and needs of mothers experiencing multiple births. In this study, questionnaires relating to anxiety and needs were given to 50 mothers in the Twins Club Room who had given birth to multiple babies. Replies were returned via mail and collected. The survey included questions concerning the emotional reaction following notification of a multiple birth, worries during pregnancy, hospitalization during pregnancy, feelings upon viewing their babies, and problems related to childcare. Of the mothers surveyed, 28 (56%) gave valid answers. Twins were delivered by 24 mothers, and triplets accounted for the remaining 4. Fourteen of the mothers had undergone their first pregnancies, while 14 had experienced previous births. Seventeen (61%) of the mothers were receiving fertility treatment, and 23 (82%) had been hospitalized during pregnancy, most due to premature labor. There were 23 Cesarean sections and 5 vaginal deliveries. The results of the questionnaire were as follows: 23 (82%) of the mothers were glad when told that they would have a multiple birth, 24 (85%) were anxious about a safe delivery, 23 (82%) reported feeling happy at seeing their new babies, and 20 (71%) hoped for the safe growth and development of their children. Regarding child-rearing, the mothers felt most worried about going out with their babies, the lack of people helping them, especially from their husbands, the shortage of time and emotional strength, and difficulty in breast-feeding. They also requested continued support from specialists throughout the pregnancy and into the childcare stage, as well as public service information. From these results, it can be concluded that mothers of multiple births require more information during pregnancy to help them imagine what kind childcare would be needed, as well as consultations to help relieve post-partum anxieties. The very important role of the father, and the necessity for the cooperation of the husband in childcare, must also be emphasized throughout the pregnancy.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Survey of Childcare Experiences by Mothers with Multiple-Birth Childrenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOhmachi, Fukumien_US
dc.contributor.authorTomiyasu, Toshikoen_US
dc.contributor.authorYamashita, Sanaeen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoshidome, Atsukoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorimoto, Chisakoen_US
dc.author.detailsFukumi Ohmachi, Associate Professor, St. Mary's Junior College, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan, email: ohmachi@st-mary.ac.jp; Toshiko Tomiyasu; Sanae Yamashita; Atsuko Yoshidome; Chisako Morimotoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164005-
dc.description.abstractThere has been little research investigating the anxiety and needs of mothers experiencing multiple births. In this study, questionnaires relating to anxiety and needs were given to 50 mothers in the Twins Club Room who had given birth to multiple babies. Replies were returned via mail and collected. The survey included questions concerning the emotional reaction following notification of a multiple birth, worries during pregnancy, hospitalization during pregnancy, feelings upon viewing their babies, and problems related to childcare. Of the mothers surveyed, 28 (56%) gave valid answers. Twins were delivered by 24 mothers, and triplets accounted for the remaining 4. Fourteen of the mothers had undergone their first pregnancies, while 14 had experienced previous births. Seventeen (61%) of the mothers were receiving fertility treatment, and 23 (82%) had been hospitalized during pregnancy, most due to premature labor. There were 23 Cesarean sections and 5 vaginal deliveries. The results of the questionnaire were as follows: 23 (82%) of the mothers were glad when told that they would have a multiple birth, 24 (85%) were anxious about a safe delivery, 23 (82%) reported feeling happy at seeing their new babies, and 20 (71%) hoped for the safe growth and development of their children. Regarding child-rearing, the mothers felt most worried about going out with their babies, the lack of people helping them, especially from their husbands, the shortage of time and emotional strength, and difficulty in breast-feeding. They also requested continued support from specialists throughout the pregnancy and into the childcare stage, as well as public service information. From these results, it can be concluded that mothers of multiple births require more information during pregnancy to help them imagine what kind childcare would be needed, as well as consultations to help relieve post-partum anxieties. The very important role of the father, and the necessity for the cooperation of the husband in childcare, must also be emphasized throughout the pregnancy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:26Z-
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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