Nursing support of the process of becoming a mother

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Sep-Oct 2006;35(5):649-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2006.00086.x.


In this overview, the stages in the process of becoming a mother and the variables influencing the process, including the mother's interacting family and friends, community, and societal environments, are discussed as a background for providing care to facilitate this process. Empathic listening and interactive dialogue with the mother are important approaches to identify and address her concerns during this important transition.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude to Health
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Family / psychology
  • Female
  • Friends / psychology
  • Gender Identity
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Human Development*
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events
  • Maternal Behavior
  • Maternal-Child Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Mothers / psychology*
  • Nurse's Role / psychology*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Object Attachment
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Self Concept
  • Social Environment
  • Social Support*