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Effective Antenatal Education: Strategies Recommended by Expectant and New Parents

Svensson, J., Barclay, Lesley and Cooke, M. (2008). Effective Antenatal Education: Strategies Recommended by Expectant and New Parents. Journal of Perinatal Education,17(4):33-42.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 83393865xPUB32
Title Effective Antenatal Education: Strategies Recommended by Expectant and New Parents
Author Svensson, J.
Barclay, Lesley
Cooke, M.
Journal Name Journal of Perinatal Education
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1058-1243   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 33
End Page 42
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication US
Publisher Lamaze International
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Antenatal education is a crucial component of antenatal care, yet practice and research demonstrate that women and men now seek far more than the traditional approach of a birth and parenting program attended in the final weeks of pregnancy. Indeed, women and men participating in this study recommended a range of strategies to be provided during the childbearing year, comparable to a “menu in a restaurant.” Their strategies included three program types: “Hearing Detail and Asking Questions,” “Learning and Discussing,” and “Sharing and Supporting Each Other.” The characteristics of each type of program are identified in this article. The actual learning methods the study participants recommended to be incorporated into the programs were “Time to Catch Up and Focus,” “Seeing and Hearing the Real Experience,” “Practicing,” and “Discovering.”
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812408X364152   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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