Curriculum for childbirth preparation classes

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Schottner, Anna
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1995
This curriculum has been developed to guide and assist health care professionals in the instruction of childbirth preparation classes for expectant parents. This curriculum has been designed with a foundational philosophy of helping families to achieve a safe, dignified and joyful birth experience. Traditionally, pregnancy has been viewed as an illness since most gravid women have a doctor as their birth attendant. Doctors treat illness, and this is where the myth of pregnancy as a disease, began. However; today, there is a growing paradigm shift in childbirth practices as prospective parents are becoming increasingly more educated in the labor and birth process. Childbirth educators need to be knowledgeable and teach from a curriculum that continues to help this consumer movement onward. A dignified, joyful birth is one in which a pregnant couple have choices, and are active participants in the birth of their child. This curriculum has been created to obtain this goal.
137 leaves in various pagings ; 22 x 29 cm.
Childbirth -- Study and teaching , Childbirth