Sex Reprod Healthc 2021 Jun 12;28:100612. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
Research Unit of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, J.B. Winsløwsvej 9A, 5000 Odense, Denmark.
Objectives: There are multitudes of existential feelings and considerations around childbirth, with both positive and negative sources of existential meaning; often they are mixed up, but they impact parents' ideas of meaning and purpose in life. The aim of this study was to explore existential aspects of parenthood transition among new fathers and mothers in view of a potential training programme for professionals in maternity services.
Study Design: Data were generated through a user-involving two-phase process inspired by action research consisting of first, four focus group-interviews (n = 10); and second, a theatre workshop for parents, health professionals, and researchers (n = 40). Read More