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Evaluation of a Pilot Project: Preparenthood and Pregrandparenthood Education

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A pilot project in expanding perinatal education is presented in this article. The author has experimented with a series of group sessions on the introduction to the transition to parenthood for couples who are either engaged or recently married. Such couples, if introduced to the changes associated with the transition to parenthood at a point of development in the commitment process, may increase their chances of weathering the turbulence that is often a part of the transition. The potential grandparents are part of the process since they are usually an important source of social support. Preparenthood and pregrandparenthood education is a useful extension of perinatal education for the beginning of this century.
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Keywords: grandparenthood; parenthood; perinatal education; pregrandparenthood; preparenthood; transition

Document Type: Standard Article

Affiliations: VIOLA POLOMENO teaches perinatal health nursing and supervises students in community health nursing at the Université de Montréal, Canada. She also maintains a private practice in perinatal education mostly for French-speaking parents in the Montreál region.

Publication date: 2000-04-01

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