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The correlation of the gender of the fetus with prenatal attachment and perceived social support level

Cigdem Erdemoglu, Yesim Aksoy Derya.




Abstract

Gender preferences that are based on the traditions or expectations of the geography are inevitable in Turkey, as in other countries. This study aimed to determine the correlation of the gender of the fetus with prenatal attachment and perceived social support level. The cross-sectional study was conducted between August 2015 and June 2016 in family health centers in Malatya, Turkey. A power analysis was performed, and the sample size was estimated as 265 pregnant women. The data were obtained “Pregnant Introduction Form,” “Prenatal Attachment Inventory,” and “Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support.” The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Mann–Whitney U tests, independent-samples t test, and Cronbach’s alpha reliability analysis test. PAI total mean score was found to be 61.67 ± 8.58 for the primigravid women bearing a female child, and 57.74 ± 8.97 for the primigravid women bearing a male child (p

Key words: Gender of the fetus, prenatal attachment, social support, gender






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