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Mindfulness approaches to childbirth and parenting

Abstract:

Mindfulness meditation Is increasingly being used as a way of managing pain, reducing stress and anxiety and, in the form of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), as a way of reducing the risk of recurrence in depression (NICE, 2004). This article considers its potential for parents preparing for childbirth focusing on three areas: managing pain during pregnancy and labour; reducing risk of perinatal depression; and increasing 'availability' of attention for the infant. The encouraging ...

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Journal:
British Journal of Midwifery
Volume:
17
Issue:
10
Pages:
630-635
Publication date:
2009-10-05
DOI:
ISSN:
0969-4900
URN:
uuid:c27e6813-8e4c-4cdf-af85-cdc52f4f64c4
Source identifiers:
379366
Local pid:
pubs:379366
Language:
English

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