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Toward improvements in parenting: a description of prenatal and postpartum classes with teaching guide.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JOGN nursing; journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
6
Pages
22–27
Identifiers
PMID: 252551
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A pilot program was developed at an urban community hospital in an attempt to enhance the educational preparation of new and expectant parents and to provide them with the opportunity to examine their values and expectations relating to parenthood. Forty-one couples attended prenatal and postpartum classes. Child development and parenting issues were the main topics of discussion. The effectiveness of the educational program and instructor performance were evaluated through questionnaires measuring parenting knowledge and emotional support. Also, a teaching guide was developed and published.

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