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The impact of pre- and post-natal psycho-educational intervention on the construction of parenthood

Abstract

A pilot study was conducted to assess the merits and feasibility of a standardized postnatal psycho-educational interview on mothers’ mental wellbeing, self-efficacy, and mother–child and couple relationships. A comparison of prenatal psycho-educational interview (n = 23) vs. pre- and post-natal psycho-educational interviews (n = 26) was carried out. Parental self-efficacy and the mother–child relationship were significantly improved for the group who received a post-natal interview at 2 and 3 months postpartum in addition to a prenatal interview. Pre- and post-natal interviews improve the construction of parenthood.

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Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Ms. L. Henin, Ms. M. Cittadini, and Ms. B. Bohny (midwives at the PROFA Foundation Perinatal counseling service) for their contributions to this study and Sabrina Galley (HEDS Geneva).

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Razurel, C., Antonietti, JP., Rulfi, F. et al. The impact of pre- and post-natal psycho-educational intervention on the construction of parenthood. Arch Womens Ment Health 20, 469–472 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-017-0720-2

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Keywords

  • Midwifery
  • Pre- and post-natal education care
  • Depression
  • Perceived perinatal stress
  • Parental self-efficacy