Maternal attitudes in women trained for childbirth by Lamaze techniques and women receiving no formal prenatal training

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Marylin O. Karmel (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between prenatal education using psychophysical methods and maternal attitudes. The major question was, do courses designed to alter attitudes of women toward childbirth also alter their attitudes toward the child and family? This question was investigated by means of a pretest-posttest, nonequivalent control-group design. The experimental group consisted of 28 women enrolled in Lamaze Training for Childbirth classes in Greensboro, North Carolina. The control group consisted of 28 women selected from private practices of obstetricians. The groups were matched on variables of race, marital status, socio-economic level, age and parity. Pretests were administered approximately six weeks prepartum and posttests approximately six weeks postpartum. The experimental group attended Lamaze classes the six weeks before delivery of the child.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Childbirth $x Study and teaching $x Psychological aspects
Motherhood $x Psychological aspects
Mothers $x Attitudes
Natural childbirth

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