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Does haptotherapy benefit mother-child bonding in women with high fear of childbirth?

Objective: To evaluate the effect of haptotherapy during pregnancy on mother-child bonding (MCB). Population or Sample: Primigravida and multigravida (N = 73). Methods: Data were obtained from a randomized controlled trial study on treatment for severe fear of

Haptotherapy as a new intervention for treating fear of childbirth: a randomized controlled trial

Objective: To evaluate the effect of haptotherapy on severe fear of childbirth in pregnant women. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Community midwifery practices and a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. Population or Sample: Primi- and multigravi

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Severe Fear of Childbirth: Its Features, Assesment, Prevalence, Determinants, Consequences and Possible Treatments

Abstract: The review summarizes the relevant literature regarding fear of childbirth. A substantial number of (pregnant) women are more or less afraid of childbirth and a significant minority; report a severe fear of childbirth. The focus will be on definition problems, i

Treatment of severe fear of childbirth with haptotherapy: design of a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Background: About six percent of pregnant women suffer from severe fear of childbirth. These women are at increased risk of obstetric labor and delivery interventions and pre- and postpartum complications, e.g., preterm delivery, emergency caesarean section, caesarean sec

The clinical effectiveness of haptotherapy in routine practices

Despite the widespread application of haptotherapy in the Netherlands, there is a lack of evidence regarding its effectiveness. The aim of this study was to further explore its effect in a convenience sample of clients from first line clinical practices.

Methodological reflections on body–mind intervention studies with cancer patients

Methodological reflection on the content, results and limitations of three body-mind intervention studies (including haptotherapy) with cancer patients (CPs) in order to improve the quality of studies on body-mind interventions and to raise the potential value for CPs.

Evaluation of haptotherapy for patients with cancer treated with chemotherapy at a day clinic

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a haptotherapeutic treatment and its effects on the perceived well-being of patients with cancer treated with chemotherapy in day care.
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