. 40(6):381-387, November/December 2015.
Involvement of the father of the baby during pregnancy has been associated with better maternal and infant outcomes. In this study, pregnant women who reported father involvement had lower levels of depressive symptoms and higher levels of psychological wellbeing than women who indicated that the father of the baby was minimally or not involved. Nurses can encourage father involvement at every interaction during the prenatal period and during labor, birth and postpartum.