Childbirth Meditation and Advanced Natural Childbirth
Newman, Robert, Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health
ABSTRACT: Meditation, childbirth meditation, and advanced natural childbirth are defined. The medical paradigm has been expanding, allowing meditation to be seen as an increasing medical and psychological resource in the West. This has resulted in inevitable influence on childbirth. The physiological and psychological benefits of meditation pertaining to pregnant women who meditate are described. Research on the various meditation hormonal benefits and immune enhancement is summarized. The benefits of meditation impacting the labor process are described. An expanded vision of childbirth anatomy is described in the context of meditation methods designed specifically for childbirth. …
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Publication information: Article title: Childbirth Meditation and Advanced Natural Childbirth. Contributors: Newman, Robert - Author. Journal title: Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health. Volume: 17. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2003. Page number: 321+. © Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology and Health Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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