Faith Wight Moffatt

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BACKGROUND Hypertension occurs in nearly 10 percent of pregnancies, and is associated with higher risk of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality than in normal pregnancies. Previous studies have suggested that relaxation therapies reduce blood pressure in nonpregnant adults. The objectives of this pilot randomized trial were to provide preliminary(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with maternal and perinatal health risk. Some studies have demonstrated blood pressure reduction from the use of relaxation therapies, although previous study in pregnancy was limited. We undertook a RCT to determine the effects of guided imagery relaxation on BP and anxiety in hypertensive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a lateral tilt for women in semi-Fowler's position for antepartum nonstress tests (NSTs) (a) promotes NST reactivity or (b) shortens testing time required to obtain a reactive tracing. SETTING An antepartum fetal assessment unit of a tertiary care facility in eastern Canada. DESIGN In this prospective, randomized study, a(More)
INTRODUCTION Up to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, which can be a significant life event for women with psychological implications. Because the only preventative measure for a miscarriage is risk factor modification, the treatment focuses on confirming the miscarriage has occurred and medical management of symptoms. Although women experiencing a(More)
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