Why Is Love So Important in Childbirth Education?

Polomeno, Viola
March 2006
International Journal of Childbirth Education;Mar2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
A couple is in love, makes love, and becomes pregnant. They attend childbirth education classes to be informed and to prepare themselves for birthing and parenting. So, what is the nature of the relationship between the transition to parenthood, the conjugal relationship, childbirth education, and love? This article explores this question by considering each aspect. At the end, suggestions are offered to childbirth educators on how to expand their programs, on a love workshop, and on how to use the interpersonal perceptual approach.


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