Academic journal article Journal of Family Studies

Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering: The Transformation of a Woman's Sense of Self after the Birth of Her First Child

Academic journal article Journal of Family Studies

Dissertation Abstracts International, Section B: The Sciences and Engineering: The Transformation of a Woman's Sense of Self after the Birth of Her First Child

Article excerpt

This qualitative study explored the ways career-oriented, first-time mothers adjust to pregnancy and the first weeks of motherhood. The purpose of this study was as follows: (1) to highlight gaps in the existing literature regarding the adjustment to pregnancy and parenthood for women who have been involved in their career; (2) to discern important issues regarding this phenomenon to enlighten clinical practice and provide more realistic images of motherhood; (3) to describe pertinent themes in order to suggest areas for future research regarding pregnancy and motherhood for women involved in their careers. The participants included 15 women between the ages of 30 and 40 who described themselves as being very involved in their careers and who were pregnant with their first child. Data was collected through an in-depth, semi-structured interview that was conducted with each subject six to eight weeks postpartum. The interview was designed to elicit information regarding the women's thoughts about work, the impact of pregnancy, labour, and new motherhood on their sense of self, and changes in their relationship with their husbands. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.