Leading Antenatal Classes


  • Judith Schott, PROSPECT Trainer, writer and researcher on health issues, London, UK
  • Judy Priest, Training Advisor, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

The reader is provided with the tools to identify and meet parents' needs in ways that maintain interest, enthusiasm and that foster the parents' learning and their confidence in their own ability to give birth and care for their child.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4984-1

Table of Contents

Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction, The changes that pregnancy brings, Meeting the needs of expectant parents, How people learn, Being a class leader, The first class, Giving information, Leading discussion, Teaching aids, Active learning, Teaching physical skills, Relaxation and breathing awareness, Positions, massage and exercise, Meeting the needs of fathers, Sensitive topics, Preparing for life after birth, Planning a course, Meeting different needs, Shared course leadership, Difficult behaviours, Evaluating your classes, Professional development and support, Initiating change, Useful addresses.