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    Father Involvement During and After Pregnancy: Research

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    1. An overview of the topic
    2. Explain the physical and biological developments that occur throughout the lifespan as it relates to the topic
    3. Explain how culture and society have influence on this type of development
    4. Provide examples of how moral development is influenced over the lifespan as it relates to the topic.
    5. Describe the role that gender and ethnicity has on human development as it relates to the topic.
    6. Explain how identity development can change throughout the lifespan as it relates to the topic
    7. Integrate modern theory and research in human development as it relates to the topic.

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    Welcome to BrainMass! Please rate 5/5 for my ideas and references.

    Some of my numbers were also out of order as I summarized some research related.

    1. Provide an overview of the topic
    The popular, pervasive term of "baby mamas" in society seems to conjure a humorous tone and even permeates the title of a Hollywood blockbuster film. Yet the topic of fatherly involvement during and after pregnancy is not a comic matter. Instead, it is vital to discuss the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and cultural factors underling how paternal engagement influences a woman's uptake of services, prenatal care, and maternal outcomes upon a child.

    Experts such as the following encourage more paternal involvement:

    Florsheim, P., Burrow-Sanchez, J. J., McArthur, L., Heavin, S., Hudak, C., & Takuya, M. (2012). Young Parenthood Program: Supporting Positive Paternal Engagement Through Coparenting Counseling. American Journal Of Public Health, 102(10), 1886-1892 7p.

    Florsheim, Burrow-Sanchez, McArthur, Heavin, Hudak, & Takuya (2012) assert how obvious benefits occur when fathers are more actively involved before, during, and after birth, such as better communications, healthier immune system functions on mothers and babies, lower rates of cardiovascular risks on infants" (p. 1891), and other advantages from a holistic perspective.

    2. Explain the physical and biological developments that occur throughout the lifespan as it relates to the topic

    4. Provide examples of how moral development is influenced over the lifespan as it relates to the topic.

    Depending on the age of the fathers, experts cite how many issues impact fathers' general willingness to engage actively in their babies' lives, such as this article reveals:

    Jeffery, T., Ki-Yung, L., Kueh, B., Petersen, R. W., & Quinlivan, J. A. (2015). Australian Fathers' Study: What Influences Paternal Engagement With Antenatal Care?. Journal Of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 181-187 7p.

    Jeffery, Ki-Yung, Kueh, Petersen, & Quinlivan, (2015) do not address physical and biology in an isolated manner but in correlation with fathers' affective development and factors such as moral decision making, time pressures, lack of knowledge, barriers to attendance, and feeling unprepared or anxious" (p. 181), and so on. Age does seem to be a correlating factor, as does socieoeconomic status and educational levels of fathers as a whole. The more money and education and job stability that fathers seem to have, the more engaged they seem to be.

    3. Explain how culture and society have influence on this type of development

    As mentioned, media portrayals in movies, song lyrics, and TV shows seem to reflect how society influences paternal involvement. When working extensively with black fathers and the role of Hip Hop lyrics in perpetuating stereotypes about dead beat dads and baby mamas, for example in my own former work, the influence was strong.

    Experts also concur that culture and society are powerful influences:

    Bouchard, G. (2012). Intergenerational transmission and transition to fatherhood: a mediated-moderation model of ...

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