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“Equally, but in our own way” : First-time parents’ prenatal expectations of coparenting (2022)


Ranta, M., Böök, M. L., Paloniemi, S., & Rönkä, A. (2022). “Equally, but in our own way” : First-time parents’ prenatal expectations of coparenting. Journal of Family Studies, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2021.2023609


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Ranta, Minna; Böök, Marja Leena; Paloniemi, Susanna; Rönkä, Anna

Lehti tai sarja: Journal of Family Studies

ISSN: 1322-9400

eISSN: 1839-3543

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Ilmestymispäivä: 20.01.2022

Volyymi: Early online

Kustantaja: Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Julkaisumaa: Australia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://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.


YSO-asiasanat: vanhemmuus; vanhemmat; perheet; perhe-elämä; parisuhde; raskaus; odotukset; siirtymävaihe; äidit; isät; roolit; tasa-arvo

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