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Young Dutch millennial women’s perspective towards motherhood

Publicatie van Kenniscentrum Zorginnovatie
E. Beeck, van, J.A.C.A. Fontein-Kuipers, I. Baaima, S. Schuiteman-van der Hoek | Artikel | Publicatiedatum: 12 juli 2019
This qualitative study explores perspectives towards motherhood of young Millennial women for preconception care purposes. The findings highlight the specific views that Millennial women have of motherhood: Mental mood boards portray both realistic and idealistic images of childbearing and motherhood. Preconditions to consider before becoming a mother, involve security related to the current world’s safety. Personal memories and experiences, the social environment, including the large impact of social media and their self-image of becoming a Millennial parent - all influencing and framing Millennial women’s thoughts about motherhood. Healthcare providers, maternity services in particular, should be aware of these perspectives because these offer points of discussion during psychosocial transitional preconception services for the Millennial generation of women and potential future mothers.

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