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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14597
Title:
Maternal-foetal attachment: searching for a new definition.
Authors:
Sandbrook, Sandra; Adamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.
Abstract:
Maternal-fetal attachment is the purest source of the powerful attachment relationship, the gradual internalisation of the life within unspoilt by the realities and complexities of early parenting. This qualitative study searches for a definition of attachment utilising a phenomenological framework. An opportunity sample of 10 women in the final trimester of pregnancy was interviewed. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using Glaser & Strauss's (1967) constant comparative methodology. Thirteen key themes were identified, of these 4 were specific to parenting experience. A novel finding contrary to earlier studies was that women reported their overwhelming emotion was not love but an innate desire to protect. Protection, the developmental nature of attachment and importance of the emotional and physical support of a partner or parent form the kernel of an evolving paradigm.
Citation:
Neuroendocrinology Letters, 25(Suppl.1): 169-182
Publisher:
Society of Integrated Sciences
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14597
PubMed ID:
15735599
Additional Links:
http://www.nel.edu/home.htm; http://node.nel.edu/?node_id=2498
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Metadata only.
ISSN:
0172-780X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSandbrook, Sandra-
dc.contributor.authorAdamson-Macedo, Elvidina N.-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-19T11:22:19Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-19T11:22:19Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationNeuroendocrinology Letters, 25(Suppl.1): 169-182en
dc.identifier.issn0172-780X-
dc.identifier.pmid15735599-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/14597-
dc.descriptionMetadata only.en
dc.description.abstractMaternal-fetal attachment is the purest source of the powerful attachment relationship, the gradual internalisation of the life within unspoilt by the realities and complexities of early parenting. This qualitative study searches for a definition of attachment utilising a phenomenological framework. An opportunity sample of 10 women in the final trimester of pregnancy was interviewed. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using Glaser & Strauss's (1967) constant comparative methodology. Thirteen key themes were identified, of these 4 were specific to parenting experience. A novel finding contrary to earlier studies was that women reported their overwhelming emotion was not love but an innate desire to protect. Protection, the developmental nature of attachment and importance of the emotional and physical support of a partner or parent form the kernel of an evolving paradigm.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety of Integrated Sciencesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nel.edu/home.htmen
dc.relation.urlhttp://node.nel.edu/?node_id=2498en
dc.subjectMaternal-fetalen
dc.subjectAttachmenten
dc.subjectRelationshipsen
dc.subjectParents Experiencesen
dc.subjectQualitative methodologyen
dc.subjectMothers-
dc.titleMaternal-foetal attachment: searching for a new definition.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.format.digYES-
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