publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Psychoprophylaxis - Antenatal preparation and actual use during labour

  • Published: 22 Oct 2010
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this thesis was to study the effects of a model of antenatal education, focusing on natural childbirth preparation by including psychoprophylaxis, breathing and relaxation techniques to cope with labour pain, and the actual use of psychoprophylaxis during labour. Satisfaction with antenatal education and experiences of a subgroup of men with antenatal fear of childbirth were also explored. The principal design was a randomised controlled trial where the new model, natural birth , was compared with standard antenatal education, standard care , as practised in Sweden at the commencement of the trial. The trial was conducted at 15 antenatal clinics sprea...
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