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

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posted on 2013-10-01, 00:00 authored by Maureen Miles, P Mynard
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.

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Journal

Women and birth

Volume

26

Issue

1

Pagination

S34 - S35

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Chatswood, N.S.W.

ISSN

1871-5192

eISSN

1878-1799

Language

eng

Publication classification

C4.1 Letter or note

Copyright notice

2013, Elsevier

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