Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women.
Tabib, Mo; Crowther, Susan
This article reports a service evaluation of 'antenatal education on physiology of childbirth and relaxation'. A service evaluation was carried out during group class discussion, immediately after the workshops, and following birth. Identified themes in the collected data were (a) my own relaxation, (b) confident, and not afraid, (c) proud of myself, (d) unexpected and feeling in control, and (e) support. Overall, women creatively customized the learned skills and reported feelings of pride and confidence. They reported feeling able to apply relaxation techniques when unexpected situations arise. Support and encouragement from partners and midwives were also valued by women. The evaluation demonstrates the efficacy of designing antenatal education that includes education on physiology of normal birth and relaxation training.
TABIB, M. and CROWTHER, S. 2018. Service evaluation of relaxation workshops for pregnant women. Journal of perinatal education [online], 27(1), pages 10-19. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1891/1058-1243.27.1.10
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 20, 2018|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 31, 2018|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2018|
|Deposit Date||Feb 22, 2018|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 1, 2019|
|Journal||Journal of perinatal education|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Relaxation; Antenatal education; Labour; Birth|
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