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Indywidualne przygotowanie par do macierzyństwa i ojcostwa przez położne rodzinne
Individual Preparation of Couples to Maternity and Paternity

Author(s): Magdalena Sulima, Katarzyna Kanadys, Magdalena Lewicka, Barbara Stawarz, Henryk Wiktor
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: obstetrics; individual meetings; psychoprophylaxis; parenthood

Summary/Abstract: The ongoing social changes reduce the significance of maternity and paternity. Fortunately there exist couples for whom the joy of conception and the expectance period for the child's birth are not dominated by consumptive, egoistic and hedonistic tendencies. The aim of the study is the presentation of an individual model of preparation of couples to maternity and paternity. A number of delivery schools conduct courses on preparation to maternity and paternity. However, a certain number of prospective parents want the education before, around and past the delivery to be organized as individual meetings. Family midwives decide on the individual course of classes basing on the curriculum of the delivery school, according to the assumptions of the national psychoprophylaxis. The role of a family nurse in individual preparation of couples to maternity and paternity is not only teaching but also giving inspiration to the prospective parents to individual verification of the gained knowledge and seeking for individual, optimal solutions. The effects of individual work of the family midwife are visible during home delivery.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 5 (60)
  • Page Range: 261-273
  • Page Count: 13