Prenatal expectations and marital satisfaction over the transition to parenthood.

@article{Lawrence2007PrenatalEA,
  title={Prenatal expectations and marital satisfaction over the transition to parenthood.},
  author={Erika E Lawrence and Kimberly June Nylen and Rebecca J. Cobb},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={155-64}
}
Associations among prenatal expectations, the extent to which expectations were confirmed or disconfirmed, and trajectories of marital satisfaction over the transition to parenthood were assessed 7-11 times in a sample of newlywed couples. Piecewise growth curve analyses were conducted to examine levels of marital satisfaction at the beginning of marriage and rates of change over 2 periods: from the beginning of marriage through the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and from the 3rd trimester of… CONTINUE READING

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