What are the experiences of black African and African Caribbean men during the transition to fatherhood?

Turner, Sarah and Stenner, Karen (2021) What are the experiences of black African and African Caribbean men during the transition to fatherhood? Journal of Health Visiting, 9 (2). pp. 76-82. ISSN 2050-8719

[img]
Preview
Text
18190_Turner_S.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (908kB) | Preview

Abstract

This study aimed to explore the experiences of men from African and African Caribbean heritage on transition to fatherhood and support received. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with eight black fathers living in the south east of England. Four themes were identified: preparation for fatherhood; experiences post birth; influences on ideas about fatherhood; and reflections on transition and suggestions for support for future fathers. While some fathers benefited from formal support, others did not attend antenatal classes and there was uncertainty around healthcare roles identified during the men's experiences post birth. Findings highlight the importance of extended family and friends in providing advice and the importance of culture in forming the identity of African fathers.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2021 09:16
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 03:00
URI: https://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18190

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item