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The Influence of Antenatal Classes on Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2011 by University of Aarhus.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
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University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: May 8, 2006
Last updated: November 4, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
  1. To study the influence of antenatal classes for first time parents and their effect ob pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
  2. Randomized into two groups (a. 3 courses in midpregnancy and b. no courses)
  3. Data on pregnancy, birth and parenthood are collected from register and questionaire

Condition Intervention Phase
Other: Antenatal classes
Other: Educational programme
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Influence of Antenatal Classes on Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Arrival for birth [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Birth experience [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Medical interventions during delivery [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Use of birth analgesia [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of Birth [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Post partum depression [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Breastfeeding duration and experience [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Interventon
Antenatal classes for the parents
Other: Antenatal classes
3 sessions of 3 hours each
Other Names:
  • 1. The delivery process, pain relief and coping strategy
  • 2. Infant care and breastfeeding
  • 3. The parental role and the relationship
Other: Educational programme
3 times, 3 hours intervention programme
Other Name: Birth preparations courses
No Intervention: Control
No programme are offered
Other: Antenatal classes
antenatal programme
Other Name: Birth preparations courses
Other: Educational programme
no programme are offered
Other Name: Birth preparations courses

Detailed Description:

Data collected contain register data and data from questionnaire, which also contains psychometric tests


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 52 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Pregnant Over 18 years of age Singleton

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00323401

Skejby Sygehus
Aarhus, Denmark, 8200
University of Aarhus and University Hospital, Skejby
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Study Chair: Jørn Olsen, Professor University of Aarhus, Department of Epidemiology
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by University of Aarhus

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT00323401     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDM2006
Study First Received: May 8, 2006
Last Updated: November 4, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

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Antenatal classes processed this record on November 27, 2014