Critique: Profound Changes in Maternal Characteristics Introduction Between 1981 and 1997, the number of deliveries by women aged 30-34 years doubled and a similar trend was found in the United States (Fell, et al, 2005). Not only have profound changes already occurred in maternal characteristics but changes are continuing. The trends must be taken into account in designed a prenatal class but the problem with the study is that uses limited characteristics and primarily uses invalid correlations. The study and critique The study design of Fell, et al.’s (2005) research is an analysis of prospective data from a perinatal population-based cohort. The study was intended to demonstrate changes in selected maternal characteristics over a period...The end:
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