Convertirse en padre: factores que influyen en la experiencia prenatal
Palabras clave:men, parents, pregnancy, nursing
Objective: To understand the experiences of men in the transition to paternity during the prenatal period, in order to contribute to integral assistance to the family. Methodology: Qualitative, exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective study. Theoretical sampling, with the participation of 10 men experiencing, for the first time, the partner's pregnancy. Data collection performed using semi-structured interview. Data analysis using content analysis technique, semantic categorization and inductive approach. Results: The theme of (de)constructing bridges for transition emerges from the data and seeks to clarify the conditions that favour or otherwise inhibit the experience of a positive transition experience by men, along the path to paternity. It encompasses seven categories: support received, seeking information, previous experience with babies, feeling prepared to be a father, having a child is a life goal, meaning attributed to the transition and exclusion from the father figure. Conclusion: Men take a proactive stance during pregnancy and try to get involved but find obstacles and no bridges to their transition. The environments of expectant fathers are in care practices are fragile, which hinders deeper involvement in parenting and compromises overcoming the transition process.
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