Impact of self-administered relaxation and guided imagery techniques during final trimester and birth.

@article{GeddeDahl2012ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of self-administered relaxation and guided imagery techniques during final trimester and birth.},
  author={Merete Gedde-Dahl and Egil Andreas Fors},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={60-5}
}
The objective of this study was to test if and how self-administered practice of relaxation techniques, positive affirmation and guided imagery, in the final part of pregnancy had an impact on giving birth. Further to see if the use of a simple method, a CD with a booklet, with no previous training or specific support of the participants (neither required nor delivered), affected the birth experience. Outcome measures were monitored both during and after delivery: During delivery, pain and… CONTINUE READING
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