This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions pregnancy, parturition
Treatments antenatal classes, educational programme
Phase phase 4
Sponsor University of Aarhus
Collaborator Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Start date May 2006
End date December 2009
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT00323401, RDM2006


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

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
Antenatal classes for the parents
antenatal classes 1. The delivery process, pain relief and coping strategy
3 sessions of 3 hours each
educational programme Birth preparations courses
3 times, 3 hours intervention programme
(No Intervention)
No programme are offered
antenatal classes Birth preparations courses
antenatal programme
educational programme Birth preparations courses
no programme are offered

Primary Outcomes

Arrival for birth
time frame: prospective
Birth experience
time frame: prospective
Medical interventions during delivery
time frame: prospective
Use of birth analgesia
time frame: prospective

Secondary Outcomes

Length of Birth
time frame: prospective
Post partum depression
time frame: prospective
Breastfeeding duration and experience
time frame: prospective

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 18 years up to 52 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: Pregnant Over 18 years of age Singleton Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title The Influence of Antenatal Classes on Pregnancy, Birth and Parenthood
Description Data collected contain register data and data from questionnaire, which also contains psychometric tests
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Aarhus.