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Applying the Listening to Mothers II Results in Lamaze Classes

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Abstract:

Childbirth educators can use Childbirth Connection's Listening to Mothers II survey as a resource for updating their curriculum and teaching methods. The survey reveals that issues surrounding a woman's choice of care providers, her nutrition and fitness habits, and her possible experiences with depression and abuse may not be addressed sufficiently in a traditional, third-trimester, Lamaze class and may need greater emphasis in early pregnancy. The survey's results also show that women turn primarily to books, friends and family, health-care providers, and the Internet for information on pregnancy and birth. Suggestions for incorporating new sources of information and Internet technologies into Lamaze classes are discussed.

Keywords: Listening to Mothers II survey; childbirth education; early-pregnancy education; normal birth; teaching techniques

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1624/105812407X244787

Publication date: 2007-09-01

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