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Information Giving and Education in Pregnancy: A Review of Qualitative Studies

Nolan, Mary (2009) Information Giving and Education in Pregnancy: A Review of Qualitative Studies. Journal of Perinatal Education, 18 (4). pp. 21-30. ISSN 1058-1243

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Studies of childbirth education have universally failed to take into account the quality of the education provided to women and their families and whether its style of delivery meets women's preferences and needs. The present study sought to determine which educational approaches are most welcomed by women and most helpful to them in learning about labor, birth, and early parenting. A systematic survey of peer-reviewed studies on antenatal education, published in English from 1996‐2006 and which sought women's views and experiences, was conducted. Findings confirm women's preference for a small-group learning environment in which they can talk to each other as well as the educator and can relate information to their individual circumstances.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: education in pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth education, communication, midwifery, parenting, patient teaching, qualitative approaches
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Mary Nolan
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 13:11
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:00

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