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The Influence of Antenatal Classes on Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00323401
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2011 by University of Aarhus.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 9, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2011
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus

Brief Summary:
  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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pregnancy Parturition Other: Antenatal classes Other: Educational programme Phase 4

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Influence of Antenatal Classes on Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Arrival for birth [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  2. Birth experience [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  3. Medical interventions during delivery [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  4. Use of birth analgesia [ Time Frame: prospective ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of Birth [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  2. Post partum depression [ Time Frame: prospective ]
  3. Breastfeeding duration and experience [ Time Frame: prospective ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 52 Years   (Adult)
Sexes 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 (NCT number): NCT00323401

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University of Aarhus and University Hospital, Skejby
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Skejby Sygehus
Aarhus, Denmark, 8200
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
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Study Chair: Jørn Olsen, Professor University of Aarhus, Department of Epidemiology
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT00323401    
Other Study ID Numbers: RDM2006
First Posted: May 9, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2011
Last Verified: November 2011
Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Antenatal classes