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“Equally, but in our own way” : First-time parents’ prenatal expectations of coparenting (2023)


Ranta, M., Böök, M. L., Paloniemi, S., & Rönkä, A. (2023). “Equally, but in our own way” : First-time parents’ prenatal expectations of coparenting. Journal of Family Studies, 29(3), 1061-1081. https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2021.2023609


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajatRanta, Minna; Böök, Marja Leena; Paloniemi, Susanna; Rönkä, Anna

Lehti tai sarjaJournal of Family Studies

ISSN1322-9400

eISSN1839-3543

Julkaisuvuosi2023

Ilmestymispäivä20.01.2022

Volyymi29

Lehden numero3

Artikkelin sivunumerot1061-1081

KustantajaRoutledge, Taylor & Francis

JulkaisumaaAustralia

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2021.2023609

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79454


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This study examined the expectations of expectant first-time parents on coparenting in a Finnish two-parent family. Thirty expectant couples were individually interviewed (N = 60) during the third trimester of pregnancy. The semi-structured interviews focused on participants’ expectations and hopes on future coparenting. Thematic analysis revealed that the expectant first-time mothers and fathers saw coparenting as multidimensional. They talked about coparenting in terms of 1) division of labour issues, 2) management of family dynamics, 3) childrearing agreement, 4) coparental support, and 5) learning and developing. Thus, the expectant couples hoped for a coparenting relationship in which both parents become experts in parenting. Ideally, coparenting involves mutual respect, equality, flexibility, and consideration for the other parent. Coparenting was also seen as an opportunity to grow and learn together in the parenting and coparenting process, e.g. finding one’s own way both as a parent and as a couple and giving space to the other parent. While the expectant first-time parents expressed optimistic hopes and ideals about coparenting, they also raised concerns and challenges regarding interparental collaboration. The findings are discussed from the viewpoint of further elaborating and developing Feinberg’s (2003) model of the internal structure of coparenting.


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