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and satisfaction with the new role (Alligood, 2018). The mother’s perceptions of self and infantresponses and her behavioral responses are dependent upon her level of development, stability,personality, and socialization (Alligood, 2018). Because the infant is directly impacted by thisrole and their development mirrors the mother’s progress in role development, the infant isconsidered a partner in the process (Alligood, 2018). Alligood (2018) describes the supportiverole of father/intimate partner as a role that cannot be fostered by any other supportive person.That is, the father or intimate partner cannot be supplemented or replaced by anyone else. Theidentity of mother and the attachment to infant happen simultaneously and are dependent uponone another (Alligood, 2018). Boz et al. (2018), identifies the four stages becoming a mother asdecision and preparation (pregnancy), acquaintance and physical recovery (two weeks followingbirth), moving toward normalization (2 weeks to four months following birth), & gainingmaternal identity (approximately month four following birth). The theory reflects that once themother accepts her new identity and becomes one with her new role, she can continue to growherself. The process of working toward maternal identity is one of development and is as uniqueas the woman experiencing it (Boz et al., 2018).An example of Mercer’s Becoming a Mother Theory is illustrated in a review by Boz et al.(2018), in which quantitative and qualitative data was analyzed to examine women who becomea mother following infertility. Data from studies did show the detrimental effects of infertilityand related treatments as mirrored negatively in motherhood following a successful delivery. Thereview calls for further examination of the special group and their experience with motherhoodfollowing the difficulties of infertility (Boz et al., 2018). Boz et al. (2018) describe some of theeffects of infertility and infertility treatment and how they psychologically interfere with a
spontaneous or successful pregnancy. Some of these effects are fear of losing the baby, inabilityto attach to the pregnancy due to fear, increased anxieties, low self-esteem, and a perception ofthe pregnancy as fragile. The authors agree that the theory needs more testing on this specificgroup of mothers, as little has been studied on births and motherhood following infertility. Theauthors also recommend evidence-based research to develop nursing interventions to help withthe development of motherhood following infertility (Boz et al., 2018).A second middle-range theory example is Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring. Caring is definedby Swanson as “a nurturing way of relating to a valued other toward whom one feels a personalsense of commitment and responsibility” (Alligood, 2018, p. 554). The five concepts andprocesses of knowing (understanding another without making assumptions), being with(conveying emotional presence), doing for (providing interventions), enabling (supportingthrough life transitions), and maintaining belief (providing encouragement through faith in theother) define the theory (Alligood, 2018).

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