A Survey of Cesarean Childbirth Education Classes and a Hospital Parent Education Program For Repeat Cesarean Delivery
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 95–101, June 1978
How to Cite
Hayes, B. (1978), A Survey of Cesarean Childbirth Education Classes and a Hospital Parent Education Program For Repeat Cesarean Delivery. Birth, 5: 95–101. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1978.tb01256.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: The couple who anticipate a cesarean delivery may find difficulty preparing themselves for this type of childbirth. While such parents share the needs of others who are giving birth, they also present special needs that are not met within the usual prenatal or Lamaze class format. This article describes a survey of cesarean classes in the United States, and a “Preparation for Cesarean Delivery” class offered at a university teaching hospital. Suggested class content as well as the emotional aspects of the scheduled cesarean delivery are discussed.