Mindful with Your Baby: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effects of a Mindful Parenting Group Training for Mothers and Their Babies in a Mental Health ContextReportar como inadecuado




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Mindfulness

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First Online: 13 April 2017DOI: 10.1007-s12671-017-0699-9

Cite this article as: Potharst, E.S., Aktar, E., Rexwinkel, M. et al. Mindfulness 2017. doi:10.1007-s12671-017-0699-9

Abstract

Many mothers experience difficulties after the birth of a baby. Mindful parenting may have benefits for mothers and babies, because it can help mothers regulate stress, and be more attentive towards themselves and their babies, which may have positive effects on their responsivity. This study examined the effectiveness of Mindful with your baby, an 8-week mindful parenting group training for mothers with their babies. The presence of the babies provides on-the-spot practicing opportunities and facilitates generalization of what is learned. Forty-four mothers with their babies 0–18 months, who were referred to a mental health clinic because of elevated stress or mental health problems of the mother, infant regulation problems, or mother-infant interaction problems, participated in 10 groups, each comprising of three to six mother-baby dyads. Questionnaires were administered at pretest, posttest, 8-week follow-up, and 1-year follow-up. Dropout rate was 7%. At posttest, 8-week follow-up, and 1-year follow-up, a significant improvement was seen in mindfulness, self-compassion, mindful parenting, medium to large effects, as well as in well-being, psychopathology, parental confidence, responsivity, and hostility small to large effects. Parental stress and parental affection only improved at the first and second follow-ups, respectively small to medium effects, and maternal attention and rejection did not change. The infants improved in their positive affectivity medium effect but not in other aspects of their temperament. Mindful with your baby is a promising intervention for mothers with babies who are referred to mental health care because of elevated stress or mental health problems, infant regulation problems, or mother-infant interaction problems.

KeywordsMindfulness Parenting Infants Postpartum depression  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Eva S. Potharst - Evin Aktar - Marja Rexwinkel - Margo Rigterink - Susan M. Bögels

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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