Föräldrautbildning under graviditet måste omprövas: Når inte de utsatta - effekten tycks begränsad
2011 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 108, no 18, 979-983 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two recent doctoral theses evaluated antenatal education in Sweden: one compared participants with non-participants in a cohort study including a nationwide sample of 3061 women, and the other compared antenatal education including psychoprophylaxis training with breathing and relaxation techniques to cope with labour pains, with education of similar length and structure but with no such training. This multicenter randomized controlled trial included 1087 women expecting their first baby, and their partners. Approximately 15 % of pregnant women and a lower proportion of men are not reached by antenatal education in Sweden. Non-participants were characterized by non-Swedish speaking background, low level of education, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and in multiparas by fear of childbirth. No statistical differences were found between participants and non-participants, and between antenatal education with and without psychoprophylaxis, regarding: epidural analgesia, caesarean section, memory of labour pain, overall experience of childbirth and experience of early parenthood.
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2011. Vol. 108, no 18, 979-983 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159914PubMedID: 21809524OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159914DiVA: diva2:447415