Routine ultrasound investigations in the second trimester of pregnancy: the experiences of immigrant parents in Sweden

Azar Ranji, Anna-Karin Dykes, Pernilla Ny

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Objective: to describe the experiences of immigrant parents of an ultrasound examination in the second trimester of pregnancy, highlighting information, communication, thoughts, feelings and well-being. Methods: An exploratory, qualitative study using in-depth interviews with parents separately. Content analysis was used. A total of nine Farsi-speaking couples, in all 18 persons, who now live in Sweden, were interviewed. Results: Four main categories emerged from the parents’ descriptions: experiencing professionals who were informative and communicative, experiencing the first encounter with their unborn child, experiencing a well-planned routine and experiencing a humanistic encounter within the healthcare organisation. Conclusion: Parents saw the ultrasound examination as a means of: getting visual confirmation of their pregnancy, reassurance about the health and well-being of their foetus and making connection with their baby; and receiving confirmation of their baby’s gender. The parents were impressed by the quality of their communication with the care-givers, which influenced their judgement of the whole procedure, including the technical quality of the care.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Sidor (från-till)312-325
Antal sidor13
TidskriftJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Volym30
Utgåva3
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2012
Externt publiceradJa

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