Mindful pregnancy and childbirth: effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on women’s psychological distress and well-being in the perinatal period

@article{Dunn2012MindfulPA,
  title={Mindful pregnancy and childbirth: effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on women’s psychological distress and well-being in the perinatal period},
  author={Cassandra Dunn and Emma Hanieh and Rachel Roberts and Rosalind M Powrie},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={139-143}
}
This pilot study explored the effects of an 8-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy group on pregnant women. Participants reported a decline in measures of depression, stress and anxiety; with these improvements continuing into the postnatal period. Increases in mindfulness and self-compassion scores were also observed over time. Themes identified from interviews describing the experience of participants were: ‘stop and think’, ‘prior experience or expectations’, ‘embracing the present… CONTINUE READING

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