The effects of mindfulness interventions on prenatal well-being: A systematic review

@article{MatvienkoSikar2016TheEO,
  title={The effects of mindfulness interventions on prenatal well-being: A systematic review},
  author={Karen Matvienko-Sikar and Laura May Lee and Gillian Murphy and Lisa Murphy},
  journal={Psychology \& Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={1415 - 1434}
}
Objective: Low well-being during pregnancy can have significant adverse outcomes for mother and child. The effects of mindfulness interventions on prenatal maternal well-being are increasingly examined but outcomes have yet to be systematically evaluated. The aims of the current paper are to systematically evaluate intervention effects and current research approaches with pregnant groups. Design: A systematic review of eight studies examining mindfulness intervention effects on prenatal well… 
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