Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PHL sets world record for prenatal class

For its "Buntis Day" held last March 10, the Philippines has set a world record for having the world's largest prenatal class in multiple venues. The Guinness World Records website credited the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society for the feat held seven months ago. "The largest prenatal class held across multiple venues involved 13,047 participants in an event organised by the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Philippines) in a total of 52 locations, on 10 March 2012," it said. It said the classes took place simultaneously at 10 a.m. in 52 locations across the Philippines on "Araw ng Buntis" (Day of Pregnant Mothers). GWR noted the event was organized to encourage more women to have prenatal checks. "The largest event was held in the province of Cebu, were 1,896 pregnant women attended the class held at the Cebu International Convention Center," it said. — ELR