Preparing expectant couples for new-parent experiences: a comparison of two models of antenatal education.
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- Journal Article
- J Perinat Educ, 2002, 11 (3), pp. 20 - 27
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This paper describes a pilot antenatal education program intended to better prepare couples for the early weeks of lifestyle changes and parenting. Eight weeks after birth, data were collected by questionnaire from 19 couples who participated in a pilot program and from 14 couples who were enrolled in a routine hospital program. Women in the pilot program were significantly more satisfied with their experience of parenthood. Facilitated gender-specific discussion groups formed a key strategy in the pilot program.
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