Encouraging positive reactions to pregnancy in first-time mothers

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the differences in maternal psychosocial adaptation between pregnant women who received nursing intervention that focused on their comfortable experiences and those who didn't. A longitudinal and semiexperimental comparative research design with convenience sampling was used. The Japanese version of the prenatal selfevaluation questionnaire was administered to 13 pregnant women who received nursing Intervention and 11 pregnant women who didn't at each trimester of pregnancy. Intervention group had significantly better total score and preparation for labour in the third trimester than in the first and second trimester. Acceptance of pregnancy showed significantly better scores in the third trimester than first trimester in the intervention group. The findings of this are Important as they provide a nursing intervention which has the potential to promote positive birthing experiences for Japanese women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery

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