Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention During Pregnancy on Prenatal Stress and Mood

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Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention During Pregnancy on Prenatal Stress and Mood

Results of a Pilot Study

Stress and negative mood during pregnancy increase risk for poor childbirth outcomes and postnatal mood problems and may interfere with mother-infant attachment and child development. However, relatively little research has focused on the efficacy of psychosocial interventions to reduce stress and negative mood during pregnancy. In this study, we developed and pilot tested an eight-week mindfulness-based intervention directed toward reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and early postpartum.

PubMed Link

Vieten C, and Astin J. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2008 Feb;11(1):67-74. Epub 2008 Mar 3.

Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1-Feb-08
Length
Length: 
8 pages