The transition to parenthood: A qualitative study exploring the experiences and perceptions of certified Bringing Baby Home Workshop instructors

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2013-01-01
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Speights, Elizabeth
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The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of certified Bringing Baby Home Workshop instructors. Utilizing a phenomenological framework for this study allowed the participants to give a personal voice to their own experiences and the meaning of their experience came out through the dialogue and reflection about the workshop. A total of 6 certified workshop instructors were interviewed for this study. Instructors ranged in age from 35-64 and were all practitioners currently working in the mental health field. Interviews were digitally audio taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using NVivo 10 to discover common themes. After analyzing the interviews from the certified Bringing Baby Home Workshop instructors, three primary themes emerged. The first theme is The Bringing Baby Home Workshop is helpful for couples. The second theme is The Bringing Baby Home Workshop is difficult to execute. Finally, the third theme is The Bringing Baby Home Workshop has value for practitioners. Additionally, findings, implications for the field, and future research recommendations are discussed.

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Social sciences, Psychology, Bringing Baby Home Workshop, Education, Marriage, Transition to parenthood, Workshops
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