How to measure fathers' wellbeing during childbirth? A qualitative Chilean-Australian study

Project Details

The aim of this study is to explore the experience of childbirth from a male partner perspective, including their perceptions of social and healthcare provider support. From this, a scale will be developed that measures the level of wellbeing and satisfaction of the father during the process of childbirth. The final goal of the study is to gain a better understanding of the experience of childbirth from a male partner perspective with a view to raising awareness among healthcare professionals and the broader community of the father’s needs, and they can be better supported during childbirth in the future.


  • Prof Meredith Temple-Smith
  • Dr Jade Bilardi


Dr Claudia Uribe, Dr Paulina Bravo and Professor Mónica Muñoz from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile

Research Publications

  1. Muñoz-Serrano, M., Uribe-Torres, C., & Hoga, L. (2018). Father prepared and committed in his role as companion during the process...: EBSCOhost. Aquichan, 18(4), 415–425.
  2. Uribe, C., Contreras, A., & Hoga, L. (2018). Active presence of the father at full birth: meanings attributed by parents to parental roles.. Rev Chil Obstet Ginecol, 83(1), 22–26. Retrieved from

Research Group

Children and Young People’s Health

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Department / Centre

General Practice and Primary Care

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