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The childbirth experience of parents who received antenatal education

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. A.G.W. Nolte en_US
dc.contributor.author Solomon, Anthea
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T07:49:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T07:49:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.date.submitted 1996-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6810
dc.description M.Cur. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation studies the labour experiences of parents who received childbirth preparation. At the moment, the extended family is no longer prevalent, and the teachings mothers passed to daughters has decreased dramatically. As more medical interventions alter the labour process, couples need to be more aware of what to expect. The trend for first time parents is to attend some kind of formal antenatal preparation. How relevant is this preparation? A qualitative study design was utilised to allow for exploration and description of the experience of labour. An audio recording was done as well as the subjects filling in a questionnaire. A pilot study with one couple was completed initially. Mothers in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg were studied. They had given birth in private clinics in the area. The interviews were unstructured and conducted in English. The data once collected, was transcribed and analysed using cross case data analysis and classification according to common themes. Nursing for the Whole Person Theory was used as the paradigm and guide for analysis. The results are compared with the relevant literature which is presented in The results are displayed in various forms in the study and show a positive experience in women and men who attended antenatal preparation. Recommendations are made for the medical profession and presented in with the conclusions. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Prenatal care - Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject Childbirth - Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject Natural childbirth. en_US
dc.title The childbirth experience of parents who received antenatal education en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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