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Modernising Antenatal Classes

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Antenatal education forms a vital part of antenatal care and has the potential to improve the birthing experience for both the woman and her partner. Yet with many face-to-face hospital services in decline, is it time to ditch traditional antenatal education?

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Antenatal education forms a vital part of antenatal care and has the potential to improve the birthing experience for both the woman and her partner. Yet with many face-to-face hospital services in decline, is it time to ditch traditional antenatal education and implement a more dynamic form of parent-focused education?

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Sacha rendoth
15 May 2021
Very interesting insight into parents feedback
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Helen weismann
16 Aug 2020
The article was factual and up to date. It reflected the current education climate in regards to online education classes for pregnant women.
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Tricia Keen
25 Aug 2020
Insightful given the current restrictions on our ability to conduct face to face classes
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Karen Johns
02 Sep 2020
Excellent informative article
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Alison Ravn
22 Aug 2020
antenatal care is crucial and midwives need to stay relevant
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LINDA WALDEN
18 Aug 2022
Registered Midwife
It was a good read.
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Helen Wuttke
08 Aug 2021
Intersting article
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Jack Jiang
12 Aug 2020
This is an interesting read for midwives.
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Kay Wright
16 Jun 2021
Excellent resource for a high risk area
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Jane Fleming
24 Aug 2020
A short but interesting article on antenatal education inviting change and remaining relevant
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