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Men’s emotional responses to their partner’s pregnancy and their views on support and information received


Dr Helen Skouteris, School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia. Email:


The main aim of this study was to extend previous research of men’s experiences of pregnancy; 48 Australian men and their pregnant partners took part. Most men reported feeling positive about the pregnancy, emotionally well supported and well informed. Men reported receiving more valuable information from their partner than from doctors/obstetricians, family or the internet and were accurate observers of women’s depression levels.