Do Childbirth and Early Parenting Programs Meet the Needs of the Client?

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Smedley, A. (1999). Do childbirth and early parenting programs meet the needs of the client? International Journal of Childbirth Education, 14(1), 18-21.

ISSN: 0887-8625


The Childbirth Education Association of Australia (NSW) Ltd (CEA) completed a non-randomized, prospective study of clients attending its antenatal program over a twelve-month period in 1997. The aim of the study was to establish if the program offered met the needs of their clients.


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