Childbirth fear is reported to affect around 20% of women. However reporting on levels of symptom severity vary. Unlike Scandinavian countries, there has been limited focus on childbirth fear in Australia. The aim of this paper is to determine the prevalence of low, moderate, high and severe levels of childbirth fear in a large representative sample of pregnant women drawn from a large randomised controlled trial and identify demographic and obstetric characteristics associated with childbirth fear. Using a descriptive cross-sectional design, 1,410 women in their second trimester were recruited from one of three public hospitals in south-east Queensland. Participants were screened for childbirth fear using the Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire Version A (WDEQ-A). Associations of demographic and obstetric factors and levels of childbirth fear between nulliparous and multiparous women were investigated. Prevalence of childbirth fear was 24% overall, with 31.5% of nulliparous women
An evaluation of the impact of a large group psycho-education programme (Stress Control) on patient outcome: does empathy make a difference? - Volume 3 Issue 1 - Anne Joice, Stewart W. Mercer
Pregnancy is a time of high information need as maternity care clients manage the health of their changing bodies and look ahead to birth and parenting. Pregnant clients motivation to get answers to their maternity questions is evident from their frequent consultation of numerous online and offline informational sources [1, 2]. However, information needs during the maternity care episode extend beyond those identified by the client; clinicians and health educators must provide anticipatory guidance to cover material that the client would find useful but might not seek out independently [3] In fact, comprehensive and timely anticipatory guidance is a feature of prenatal care that is highly valued by clients [4] but may not be fully realized during a time-constrained office visit [5]. Therefore, client-facing health information resources can be a valuable adjunct to clinical visits [6] provided (1) that they satisfy clients health self-management queries, and (2) that they provide anticipatory ...
A mechanical method of cervical ripening for a woman whose cervix is unfavourable involves the use of a Foley catheter. For this method, the catheter used is similar to a catheter used to drain a persons bladder. It is a narrow plastic tube with an inflatable balloon at one end. To use the Foley catheter for cervical ripening, a health care provider inserts it into the lower part of a womans uterus through her cervical opening using a sterile technique and then inflates the balloon with approximately 60 mL of water. The catheter is pulled back against the cervix and then often taped to the womans thigh. It is left in until it falls out on its own or after 24 hours. The purpose of this method is to stretch the cervix and cause a local release of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are the hormones responsible for softening and thinning a womans cervix. Hormones may also be released to cause a womans uterus to begin to contract.16,18,38. There are some noted benefits associated with this method. ...
m. - 12:00 p.m. OR Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - For either first-time or veteran parents, this class includes topics such as physiology of breastfeeding, advantages of breastfeeding, techniques for successful breastfeeding, common pitfalls and challenges, returning to work and pumping. Mothers are strongly encouraged to bring a support person, but it is not required. This class is free with any Labor of Love Lamaze class.. - Infant/Child CPR Class ($15) - July 20 OR August 17, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - An American Heart Association class taught at Parkridge East Hospital by a Basic Life Support Instructor, this course includes instruction on what to do in the event that your infant or child stops breathing or begins to choke. Injury prevention is discussed. This class is recommended for veteran as well as first-time parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a new baby. A practice time on manikins is included. Note: This class is NOT a certification for healthcare or day care ...
In contrast to other countries, Austria rarely offers alternative models to medical led-care. In an attempt to improve the facilities, a midwife-led care service was incorporated within the Department of Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine. The aim of the present study was to analyze the maternal and neonatal outcomes of this approach. Over a 10-years period, a total of 2123 low-risk women receiving midwife-led care were studied. Among these women, 148 required obstetric referral. Age- and parity matched low-risk women with spontaneous vaginal birth overseen by an obstetrician-led team were used as controls to ensure comparability of data. Midwife-led care management demonstrated a significant decrease in interventions, including oxytocin use (p < 0.001), medical pain relief (p < 0.001), and artificial rupture of membranes (ARM) (p < 0.01) as well as fewer episiotomies (p < 0.001), as compared with obstetrician-led care. Moreover, no negative effects on maternal or neonatal outcomes were observed. The
Human Reproductive Education, Pregnancy Education, Pregnancy Patient Education, Prenatal Education, Pregnancy Pelvis, 3 part, Childbirth Demonstration Pelvis, 9 Model Activity Sets of the Human Reproductive System, Female Reproductive System Model Activity Set, Full-Term Fetus Model Activity Set, "With Child" Display Only, The Empathy Belly® Pregna
The first problem was that I failed to understand or accept that bad outcomes do happen, and are not as rare as I think. Globally, 1,000 women die daily during pregnancy or childbirth - only 15 years ago this number was 1/3 larger.. The second problem was that I didnt really know why women die in childbirth or pregnancy. While I knew poverty played a role, I assumed the role it played was nutrition, education and a balance of exercise and rest - the same things I taught as important to pregnancy health where I live. The reality is that poverty limits womens access to the type of care that can help when there is a problem.. The third problem was that I failed to understand that the improvements in birth outcomes we have seen in the past 20 years are due to "health care improvements". While most women have healthy experiences, ensuring access to care for women who are experiencing complications or emergencies has been key to reducing both maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality around the ...
That is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers that looked at All published and unpublished trials in which pregnant women are randomly allocated to midwife-led or other models of care during pregnancy, and where care is provided during the ante- and intrapartum period in the midwife-led model. Since the allocation was random, it…
Hypnosis for childbirth has garnered a lot of attention in recent years and even has a celebrity following with the likes of Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian reportedly using the techniques to make their experiences easier.. If youre pregnant and worried about giving birth, you might have wondered if the techniques would work for you.. Here, find out what hypnosis really is, how it works, and if it can really make labor pain-free.. Fear causes pain. Forget the image of a hypnotherapist waving a clock and taking control of your mind. "The definition of hypnosis is relaxation plus focus," said Cynthia Overgard, founder of HypnoBirthing of Connecticut, a prenatal education center in Westport. Just like yoga requires relaxation and deep breathing during a physically challenging moment, hypnosis can do the same for the pregnant mom.. HypnoBirthing, a specific hypnosis method and program, is based on the idea that fear and tension will cause pain. When a woman is in labor, oxytocin-an endorphin ...
Of course not. Maybe there is not really much we can do in the moment. Maybe prenatal education is absolutely paramount. We need to sit with our clients and talk with them about what they are reading, what they understand, what they believe. We need to work with them and open up to them about our own experiences as doulas, and let them know that although a natural birth is definitely simple, it is not usually easy, and that even during labor they will probably have to make choices. And that her choices WILL affect the way her birth unfolds. If she wants a natural birth in a hospital, she will have to work for it. Part of that work will be not accepting pain medication too early in labor ...
More and more family members are providing care to their loved ones with prolonged and progressive illnesses. Chronic intense caregiving represents a situation of chronic stress, which takes a toll on ones mental and physical health including an increased risk for the development or worsening of heart disease. Identification of effective self-care interventions for family caregivers is warranted to improve their emotional wellbeing and minimize the harmful effects of chronic stress on the heart. This Program Project Grant aims to promote health and reduce cardiovascular risk in family caregivers (FCG) of persons with chronic illness. In two studies the investigators will test two interventions, psycho-education(ED) and physical exercise(EX), individually and in combination. The first study will target FCG of African American dementia patients; the second will focus on FCG of heart failure patients. Parallel designs, interventions and measures will create synergy as will integration of all data ...
More and more family members are providing care to their loved ones with prolonged and progressive illnesses. Chronic intense caregiving represents a situation of chronic stress, which takes a toll on ones mental and physical health including an increased risk for the development or worsening of heart disease. Identification of effective self-care interventions for family caregivers is warranted to improve their emotional wellbeing and minimize the harmful effects of chronic stress on the heart. This Program Project Grant aims to promote health and reduce cardiovascular risk in family caregivers (FCG) of persons with chronic illness. In two studies the investigators will test two interventions, psycho-education(ED) and physical exercise(EX), individually and in combination. The first study will target FCG of African American dementia patients; the second will focus on FCG of heart failure patients. Parallel designs, interventions and measures will create synergy as will integration of all data ...
Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Certified Prepare & Enrich and SYMBIS Facilitator. Biofeedback Health Practitioner. Pre-Marital & Parenting Workshops. Multi-family Relationships-in-Recovery & Adventure Activity Workshops. Dr. Deborah Russo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 25 years experience treating individuals, couples and families. Her specialty focus includes treating eating disorders, addictions, mood disorders, teaching family intervention/recovery-relationship skills; and assisting couples and families in building healthy foundations for healthy relationships. Services include individual and family/couple psychotherapy, psycho-education and interactive based workshops geared to build coping, resilience and relationship enhancement skills. Interactive workshops use games and initiatives that increase insight and skill while having fun and can be designed for families, multi-families, academic institutions as well as church and community organizations.. Of her practice, Dr. Russo ...
Relieve Generalized Anxiety and Depression with a 2-Session Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.. "ACT is about acceptance and it is about change at the same time. Applied to anxiety disorders, patients learn to end the struggle with their anxiety-related discomfort and take charge by engaging in actions that move them related to their chosen life aims." - Mohsen Hasheminasab Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults, or 18% of the population. A characterizing feature of anxiety disorders is that the suffer overly identifies with and personalizes their thoughts. The sufferer has recurring thoughts, such as impending disaster, that they may realize are unreasonable, but are unable to shake. Anxiety disorders have generally been treated with drugs. But there are considerable side effects and these drugs are often abused.. Clinically diagnosed depression is the most common mental illness, affecting over 6% ...
Improve Psychological Health in Pregnancy with Mindfulness. By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.. "Not only does cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts and surroundings seem to help pregnant women keep their stress down and their spirits up-benefits that are well-documented among other groups of people-it may also lead to healthier newborns with fewer developmental problems down the line." - Kira Newman. The perinatal period, from the onset of pregnancy to the end of the infants first year, is a time of intense physiological and psychological change in both the mother and the infant. Anxiety, depression, and fear are quite common during pregnancy. More than 20 percent of pregnant women have an anxiety disorder, depressive symptoms, or both during pregnancy. A debilitating childbirth fear has been estimated to affect about 6% or pregnant women and 13% are sufficiently afraid to postpone pregnancy. It is difficult to deal with these emotions under the best of conditions but in combinations with ...
In many parts of the world, midwives are the primary providers of care for childbearing women. Elsewhere it may be medical doctors or family physicians who have the main responsibility for care, or the responsibility may be shared. The underpinning philosophy of midwife-led care is normality and being cared for by a known and trusted midwife during labour. There is an emphasis on the natural ability of women to experience birth with minimum intervention. Some models of midwife-led care provide a service through a team of midwives sharing a caseload, often called team midwifery. Another model is caseload midwifery, where the aim is to offer greater continuity of caregiver throughout the episode of care. Caseload midwifery aims to ensure that the woman receives all her care from one midwife or her/his practice partner. By contrast, medical-led models of care are where an obstetrician or family physician is primarily responsible for care. In shared-care models, responsibility is shared between ...
Cheyney M, Moore E, Simkins G. Public education and the Midwives Alliance of North America: giving birth to "Mothers Naturally." In: OReilly A, ed. The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Activist Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to do it. Toronto, ON, Canada: Demeter Press; 2011:27-42 ...
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Art therapy is typically referred for situations in which words are difficult (ex: grief and loss), if there is a mind-body relationship to the nature of a persons trauma (ex: sexual abuse, PTSD), or for clients who are inept with words (ex: children, persons with a communication disability). Art therapy is also often sought out by clients who seek a more tangibly productive therapy (literally "rolling up your sleeves"), enjoy expressing themselves visually (artists, architects, crafters, etc.), or for whom talk therapy has not achieved the desired outcome and want to try something new. Art therapy is generally described as a highly illuminating, enjoyable, and unique experience.. In my work I see individual clients who are exploring issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, abuse and trauma. I use psycho-education, cognitive behavior techniques, solution-oriented and expressive therapies.. I draw on a wide variety of theories to create an integrative approach. I am client ...
Art therapy is typically referred for situations in which words are difficult (ex: grief and loss), if there is a mind-body relationship to the nature of a persons trauma (ex: sexual abuse, PTSD), or for clients who are inept with words (ex: children, persons with a communication disability). Art therapy is also often sought out by clients who seek a more tangibly productive therapy (literally "rolling up your sleeves"), enjoy expressing themselves visually (artists, architects, crafters, etc.), or for whom talk therapy has not achieved the desired outcome and want to try something new. Art therapy is generally described as a highly illuminating, enjoyable, and unique experience.. In my work I see individual clients who are exploring issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, abuse and trauma. I use psycho-education, cognitive behavior techniques, solution-oriented and expressive therapies.. I draw on a wide variety of theories to create an integrative approach. I am client ...
Symptoms of the irritable bowel syndrome are improved by a psycho-education group intervention, reports Februarys issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.. ...
Background The WDEQ-A is the most widely used measure of childbirth fear in pregnant women; however there is increasing discussion in the literature that simpler, more culturally transferrable tools may offer a better solution to identifying fearful women in clinical practice. Aim To compare the two item Fear of Birth Scale (FOBS) with the 33 item WDEQ-A in a large cohort of Australian pregnant women. Method Self-report questionnaires during second trimester including Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire (WDEQ-A) and Fear of Birth Scale (FOBS). Correlation of FOBS and WDEQ-A was tested using Spearmans correlation coefficients. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve assessed the sensitivity and specificity of possible cut-points on the FOBS against WDEQ-A cut-point of =85. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values were determined. Fearful and non-fearful women as classified by both instruments were compared for differences in demographic, psycho-social and ...
No fewer than 1,118 pregnant mothers out of 100,000 die annually in Benue state as a result of complications arising from childbirth
Compassion focused therapy (CFT) was developed by Professor of Clinical Psychology Paul Gilbert who observed that it was often difficult to reach those struggling with issue of shame and self-criticism using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. He noticed that these people could engage with the CBT model but not feel any better and being something Id encountered I started investigating what might be helpful as a therapist, ultimately training in CFT.. The approach draws on ideas in evolution, social psychology, developmental psychology and buddhism, as well as the latest research in neuroscience - utilising a mix of psycho-education (to understand the model) as well as practices to try and help develop the compassionate mind. The hope is that by understanding how our brains have evolved into having three systems (threat/ drive / soothing) we can move to help better develop the self-soothing system to create a better balance for ourselves. There are many ways and techniques that can ...
As evidenced by this new data, midwives have an opportunity to play an integral role in educating women on effective birth control methods, and to promote the conversations many women say they aren t currently having with their providers on birth control.. We encourage you to review the findings and to work with your clients and women in your community to ensure they know about the evidence-based, comprehensive model of care midwives can offer them throughout their lives. These data add to and reinforce the growing body of research demonstrating the value of midwife-led care.. As we continue to bring attention to the benefits of midwifery, it is important that we understand the gaps that exist so that we can expand and enhance our roles as sought-after women s health providers. These misperceptions, lack of knowledge, and inadequate communications can serve as a valuable opportunity for ACNM and its members to raise midwifery s profile and expand our reach and impact within the women s health ...
While mothers who have gotten pregnant with the help of a donor egg do not contribute genetically to the embryo, the mothers body and womb DO affect the embryo, which ends up having an effect on how those genes are expressed, ultimately having an effect on the child, especially in terms of weight and certain diseases. This is the idea behind epigenetics and some of the newest research that has been done on "nature vs. nurture," showing that ones environment does indeed affect the characteristics of that organism. Not only does the pregnant mothers womb have an effect, but her mental state, stress levels, diet, environment, activity and exposure to toxins do as well. How does this work? Basically, epigenetic mechanisms create and add another level of information and instruction to the genetic information the DNA already has. In other words, the mother carrying the baby gives the instructions to how that DNA will manifest. Maybe a good way to look at it is that the mothers womb and lifestyle ...
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THE possibility of a midwife-led maternity unit being established in Whitchurch is raised in a report on long-term health care for the county.
The summer is a ruthless phase for all residents of a humid city like Chennai. It spares nobody, and it is imperative that pregnant mothers take utmost care of these testing conditions to be safe at all times. Chennai heat is unbearable and pregnant women should try and remain indoors for most of the day,…. ...