International Journal of IPCB

Pregnancy & Child Birth


International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth (IPCB) is a universally acclaimed Open Access Journal that is Internationally Peer reviewed which mainly deals with accepting and publishing original content in all the areas of pregnancy and child birth. The Journal deals with the carrying of pregnancy, diagnosing and treatment conditions of child birth. It includes investigational Research in various fields like ultrasound test for fetal nuchal translucency, two maternal serum (blood) tests and also subspeciality subjects like gynecological endoscopy, Pregnancy-associated plasma protein screening, human chorionic gonadotropin, ultrasonography and many other specialized areas. The Journal invites Case Reports, Research Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications, Mini- Reviews, Opinions, Letter to Editors etc., on all aspects of basic and advanced research in the fields of Pregnancy and Child Birth and related subspecialities, with emphasis on matters of worldwide interest.
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Latest Articles

Review Article
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 21, 2017
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Case Report
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 20, 2017
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Case Series
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 20, 2017
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Short Communication
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 12, 2017
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Research Article
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 9, 2017
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Case Report
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - June 1, 2017
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Opinion
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - May 29, 2017
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Opinion
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - May 29, 2017
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Mini Review
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - May 22, 2017
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Research Article
1.1. Aim: To assess Portuguese fathers’ knowledge on breastfeeding at 28-32 gestational weeks and to examine fathers’ knowledge in relation to socio-demographics and paternal characteristics. 
1.2. Design: A cross-sectional design was used. The face-to-face interviewing was used to collected data using a dichotomy clinical instrument composed by 18 knowledge breastfeeding descriptors that emerged from literature review and validated by a panel of experts. The reliability was established using Kuder-Richardson Coefficient and it was 0.84. 
1.3. Setting: Health Centers in a region of North of Portugal. Participants: Participated in the study a convenience sample of 143 fathers. 
1.4. Key findings: More than 90% of fathers revealed lack of knowledge in 14 out of 18 subjects assessed. Age, education, parity, planned pregnancy showed no difference. The difference was observed in relation to prenatal decision to breastfeeding and in willingness to support breastfeeding mother. 
1.5. Conclusions: Fathers’ knowledge on breastfeeding is very poor and the prenatal involvement is relevant to pro-mote father knowledge to support breastfeeding mother. Future implications: There is a need to develop fathers’ knowledge to support mothers’ decisions and actions concerning to the breastfeeding. Thus, to contribute for breastfeeding success, the father must be considered as a client of care.
1.1. Aim: To assess Portuguese fathers’ knowledge on breastfeeding at 28-32 gestational weeks and to examine fathers’ knowledge in relation to socio-demographics and paternal characteristics. 
1.2. Design: A cross-sectional design was used. The face-to-face interviewing was used to collected data using a dichotomy clinical instrument composed by 18 knowledge breastfeeding descriptors that emerged from literature review and validated by a panel of experts. The reliability was established using Kuder-Richardson Coefficient and it was 0.84. 
1.3. Setting: Health Centers in a region of North of Portugal. Participants: Participated in the study a convenience sample of 143 fathers. 
1.4. Key findings: More than 90% of fathers revealed lack of knowledge in 14 out of 18 subjects assessed. Age, education, parity, planned pregnancy showed no difference. The difference was observed in relation to prenatal decision to breastfeeding and in willingness to support breastfeeding mother. 
1.5. Conclusions: Fathers’ knowledge on breastfeeding is very poor and the prenatal involvement is relevant to pro-mote father knowledge to support breastfeeding mother. Future implications: There is a need to develop fathers’ knowledge to support mothers’ decisions and actions concerning to the breastfeeding. Thus, to contribute for breastfeeding success, the father must be considered as a client of care.
Fathers’ To Be’ Knowledge about Breastfeeding
International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth - May 12, 2017
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