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Psicologia em Revista

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BENCKE, Melissa Plautz  and  KRUEL, Cristina Saling. Man's experience when becoming a father in the gestational context and along the baby's first months. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp. 402-423. ISSN 1677-1168.

This study aims at analyzing a man’s experience when becoming a parent during the gestational period and along the first months of the baby’s life, focusing on the initial bond, transgenerationality and sexuality. Five men, whose children were in the gestation period or were up to one year old, were part of this study. There were three focal group meetings in which the fathers talked about their family experiences. The talks were recorded and transcribed, and the content analysis showed that during the gestation, fathers find it difficult to direct intense love feelings towards the child due to the impossibility of physical contact between them. The study evidenced fathers’ desire to overcome the emotional distance in their relationship with their own parents, by getting affectionately closer to their babies, as well as the way the baby's birth affects a man’s sexual experience, in which the distance from the sexual partner is understood in the first days following the child’s delivery.

Keywords : Paternity; Father-baby relationship; Transgenerationality; Sexuality.

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