A Changing Landscape: Implications of Pregnant Women's Internet Use for Childbirth Educators

Amy M. Romano
2007 The Journal of Perinatal Education  
Internet use among pregnant women is common and frequent, while attendance at childbirth education classes appears to be on the decline. This article explores why women turn to the Internet in pregnancy and how Internet use may affect their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. It suggests strategies for engaging women's interest in the Internet and describes how doing so may help increase the effectiveness of "traditional" childbirth education while mitigating the potentially overwhelming and confusing aspects of Internet use.
doi:10.1624/105812407x244903 pmid:18769519 pmcid:PMC2174387 fatcat:u45t4zhygbfcxhrz3wfhddszci