A research-based, up-to-the minute account of the current status of antenatal education, focusing on the key challenges it faces in the future, offering suggestions for how these challenges might best be met. It describes some innovative approaches to accessing vulnerable groups of parents and how collaboration between the statutory and voluntary sectors might result in a better educational service for pregnant women and their families. Narratives from parents are analysed and commented upon, and underpinning the book will be an account of how the principles and practices of adult education should inform antenatal education.
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Chapter 2 : Context and Purpose: learning styles and principles of adult education
Chapter 3: Why Education for Birth is Important
Chapter 4: Birthing and Parenting Education for Men
Chapter 5: Are Midwives Empowered Enough to Offer Empowering Education?
Chapter 6: Innovative Practice in Birth Education: Birmingham Women's Hospital Bith Ideas Workshop 000
Chapter 7: Best Practice in Antenatal Education
Improving services for women of South Asian heritage
Parent education classes for South Asian Women: SAMPAD
The Albany Practice, South East London: antenatal and postnatal groups
The Bellevue Project: local classes for local women
4U Teenage Pregnancy Group
Blackburn Teenage Mothers' Group
The Cafe Class (National Childbirth Trust)
Chapter 8 : Education for Birth and Parenting: where next?