Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison
OPEN BMC pregnancy and childbirth | 14 May 2017
LG Duncan, MA Cohn, MT Chao, JG Cook, J Riccobono and N Bardacke
Childbirth fear is linked with lower labor pain tolerance and worse postpartum adjustment. Empirically validated childbirth preparation options are lacking for pregnant women facing this problem. Mindfulness approaches, now widely disseminated, can alleviate symptoms of both chronic and acute pain and improve psychological adjustment, suggesting potential benefit when applied to childbirth education.
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