A randomized controlled trial testing the impact of a support/work-planning intervention on first-time parents' health, partner relationship, and work responsibilities.

@article{Gjerdingen2002ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial testing the impact of a support/work-planning intervention on first-time parents' health, partner relationship, and work responsibilities.},
  author={Dwenda Kay Gjerdingen and Bruce A. Center},
  journal={Behavioral medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={84-91}
}
The authors randomly assigned 151 couples expecting their first child to a support/work-planning intervention group or a standard prenatal curriculum group. To evaluate the impact of the intervention, they conducted surveys at baseline and 6-months postpartum to assess mental and physical health, partner satisfaction and caring, work time, housework sharing, and satisfaction with housework sharing. They found no significant group differences on postpartum health or work outcomes, although… CONTINUE READING