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La préparation à la naissance et à la parentalité, ce qu'en savent les futurs parents

Abstract : Objective : To evaluate the information given to expectant parents on childbirth and parenthood education (PNP) during pregnancy and its influence on the rate of participation in prenatal classes.

Methods : Retrospective study conducted from September, 9th to October 1st 2010 on 98 women with low obstetric risk, on the 2nd day postpartum at the maternity hospital of Angers.

Results : 53% of the women in our study attended a PNP during pregnancy. More often, these women are highly educated whereas the group without PNP included more unemployed mother to be. The educational level of fathers is also higher in the group with PNP. Women who do not undertake the PNP are more often multiparous and smoke more during often pregnancy. The breastfeeding rate is higher when women participate in antenatal classes. Women have heard of "preparation for delivery" before their pregnancy mostly from friends especially in the population with PNP. But few know the organisation, the different methods of PNP and the extent of its content. During pregnancy, the information is not equal for all women, 34,8% of women who did not undertake PNP did not have any information. Information is also generally less developed and less convincing in this group. Problems of information are the main causes cited for not participating in PNP. In the group that have made a PNP, 96% of women had found the information convincing and all found the classes useful.

Conclusion : A lack of information on the PNP during pregnancy decreases the rate of women participation. However, all women and couples who made a PNP were satisfied with it. It is the role of health professionals, especially those seeing women in early pregnancy to give clear and complete information on these classes.

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Pauline Poirier. La préparation à la naissance et à la parentalité, ce qu'en savent les futurs parents. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2011. ⟨dumas-00659735⟩



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