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20% of pregnant women 'rely on internet' for antenatal information

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Nearly 20% of pregnant women use the internet as their primary source of antenatal information, according to a study by the University of Cartuja in Spain.

Researchers surveyed 114 women attending antenatal classes.

Around 95% had used the internet to find information during pregnancy, and 19% said it was their primary source of information on pregnancy topics.

The authors said: “midwives should keep up to date and give their patients links to high-quality sites.”

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  • In some areas of the UK midwives are so few that they have not been able to run antenatal classes. Any classes that have continued have followed a shorter programme and have been targeted. Not everyone in the UK has internet access.

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