B is for baby: the use of iPhone app technology in childbirth education

Miles, Maureen and Mynard, Paula 2013, B is for baby: the use of iPhone app technology in childbirth education, Women and birth, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. S34-S35, doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.201.

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Title B is for baby: the use of iPhone app technology in childbirth education
Author(s) Miles, Maureen
Mynard, Paula
Journal name Women and birth
Volume number 26
Issue number 1
Start page S34
End page S35
Total pages 2
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Chatswood, N.S.W.
Publication date 2013-10
ISSN 1871-5192
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biosciences
Nursing
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Summary Midwives play an important role in antenatal education and there is a need for child birth education to be delivered more effectively and in the earlier stages pregnancy. There are numerous inconsistencies existing between the theory and practice of child birth education. A new direction is needed. The evolution of child birth education needs to quickly gain pace to meet the needs of today's expectant women. Contemporary technology presents a modern approach to support and promote child birth education classes. Consequently, this recent post graduate diploma student midwife project was to investigate the introduction of the use of iPhone app technology as a valuable tool in which to deliver child birth education. The conduction of the project included several elements, beginning with an extensive literature review, ethics approval; a survey completed by thirty two midwives at St Vincents Private Hospital (StVPH) was collected and generated the foundations for the prototype childbirth education iPhone App, and B is for Baby was constructed. This was then presented back to the midwives at St Vincent's Private Hospital as a means to compliment and contribute to the traditional face to face child birth sessions.
Notes publisher: Elsevier articletitle: B is for Baby: The use of iPhone app technology in childbirth education journaltitle: Women and Birth articlelink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.201 content_type: simple-article copyright: Copyright © 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
DOI 10.1016/j.wombi.2013.08.201
Field of Research 111006 Midwifery
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C4.1 Letter or note
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2013, Elsevier
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Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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