Volume 13, Issue 24 (Spring 2000)                   IJN 2000, 13(24): 16-24 | Back to browse issues page

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Davachi, A, Khoramroodi, R, Shahpoorian, F, Haghani, H. FETAL TOUCHING! DOES IT IMPROVE MATERNAL FETAL, OR METERNAL NEWBORN ATTACHMENT?. IJN. 2000; 13 (24) :16-24
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-241-en.html
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  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

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
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