Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Originally Published In

International Journal of Childbirth Education

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

3

Page Numbers

21-24

Abstract

With the advancement of modern technology, the internet has become a standard platform for many forms of communication and education. The majority of pregnant females fall into the cohort known as Millenials and have experienced technology since early in life. Millenials consider technology as part of their everyday life and use it for personal interaction or a source of information. The established comfort with the use of technology combined with busy lifestyles, multiple commitments, transportation costs or logistics, childcare, or a desire for privacy, support the use of perinatal online learning. This article examines options that childbirth educators may consider for integrating social media or other forms of technology into their repertoire.

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