Hi all Im from the 3rd trimester. Im currently at college hoping to go on to uni to study midwifery, I was wondering if you could find the time to fill in the following questionnaire which I have wrote to find out how valuble NHS antenatal/parentcraft classes are (this has nothing to do with any NHS research, its purely for my course). Only fill it in if you've had a pregnancy which has gone into the antenatal class period (usually 28 weeks!) Just copy and paste the original questions in to your reply and put an X by your chosen answers. Thanks all, im aiming on 100 replies altogether so it would be much appreciated if you have the time and energy to fill it in xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx This questionnaire is part of a research project I am conducting within my college course. The answers will remain completely confidential, and you are under no requirement to give your name. You do not need to answer any questions you wish not to and you can withdraw from the questionnaire at any time. Please fill in the following questions with answers based only on your experience during your first pregnancy. 1) Which age bracket best relates to you during your first pregnancy? 20 or under 21 30 31 40 40 or over 2) Were you offered NHS antenatal classes by your midwife / doctor? Yes No 3) Did you attend any NHS antenatal classes? Yes No (If you answered yes please continue to question 4, if you answered no please move on to question 7) 4) Which of the following best describes the number of NHS antenatal classes which you attended? Less than half the course Half or more of the course All of the course 5) Who most commonly accompanied you to the NHS antenatal classes? Went alone Partner / Spouse Friend Family member Other 6)Which of the following best describe the NHS antenatal classes which you attended? (Check all which apply). Informative Clinical Intimidating Helpful Relaxed Scary Confusing Welcoming Reassuring Pointless 7) Which reasons best describe why you did not attend some or all NHS antenatal classes? (Check all which apply). Class / Course not offered Inappropriate time / place of class Uninformative Didnt see the importance Felt uncomfortable (if so how) Other 8 ) Did you attend any other antenatal classes? (Check all which apply). NCT Aqua natal Yoga / Pilates Other 9) Please choose ten of the following options which you feel would be most important in an ideal course of NHS antenatal classes. Meeting other Parents to be Foetal development during pregnancy Pre and post birth Exercises Pain relief during labour Breathing Techniques Relaxation /meditation Terminology Labour signs Baby feeding Baby changing Baby bathing Baby Crying Baby sleeping Mothers diet Labour ward tour Work rights Birth plans Birth videos Item list for Baby and labour Question and answer session Other 10) Do you think that all first time parents should attend NHS antenatal classes? Yes No Thank you for taking your time to fill this questionnaire in and please feel free to add any additional comments.