Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 26th, 1999
According to a study by Jill Janke, RN, MN, DNSc, of the University of Alaska: "Relaxation made a difference in preterm labor outcome. Women who practiced relaxation had larger newborns, longer gestations, and higher rates of pregnancy prolongation. Given the low cost of the intervention, it should be offered to all women at risk for preterm labor."
While relaxation therapy has been used to treat other stress-related disorders, little has been done with it to treat preterm labor, which can be exacerbated by stress, said Janke. Her findings supported her hypothesis that this type of...
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