Salutogenic childbirth education raises sense of coherence: A longitudinal survey

Sally Muggleton, Deborah Davis, Christine Fowler, Julianne Nissen, Sarah Mosslar, Louisa Browne Kirk

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Abstract

Pregnancy as a life transition is an ideal time to focus on health promotion. Although childbirth education is viewed by pregnant women/people and health professionals as a key component of antenatal care, scientific literature on the effectiveness of childbirth education is limited (Levett and Dahlen, 2019) and doubt currently exists about its value (; Ferguson et al., 2013; Gagnon and Sandall, 2007; Murphy, 2008; Walker et al., 2009; Levett and Dahlen, 2019). To date, three literature reviews (Broome and Koehler, 1986; Ferguson et al. 2013; Koehn 2002) and one systematic review (Gagnon and Sandall, 2007) have found that the effects of antenatal education for childbirth or parenthood are largely unknown (Levett and Dahlen, 2019).
Original languageEnglish
Article number103138
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMidwifery
Volume103
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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