FETAL TOUCHING! DOES IT IMPROVE MATERNAL FETAL, OR METERNAL NEWBORN ATTACHMENT?

Abstract:
Background

The attachment between mother and child is one of the most beautiful relationship which is establishes long before birth. A mother who is attached to her fetus is ready to have a good relationship with her newborn.

Objective

To determine the effect of touching fetus during pregnancy on maternal fetal and maternal newborn attachment. Design: The study was a single blind controlled clinical trial. Maternal total attachment was measured 2 weeks after abdominal touch in case group and compared with that of control group. Mother's attachment with her newborn was measured at first breast feeding in both groups. Samples : 100 primigravida mother, 32-35 week pregnant randomly divided in two groups, 50 mothers in case group (with fetal touch) and 50 in control group (without fetal touch)

Results

There was no significant difference between two group regarding fetal attachment behaviors, but maternal newborn attachment behaviors were significantly improved in case group (p=0.000).

Conclusion

Regarding findings, it is suggested that by providing simple interferences, such as touching the fetus on can try to strengthen the relation between mother and her newborn

Language:
Persian
Published:
Iran Journal of Nursing, Volume:13 Issue: 24, 2000
Page:
2
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