Research Article  |   January 2019
Relaxation Interventions for Antepartum Mothers on Hospitalized Bedrest
Author Affiliations
  • Jenna Yeager, PhD, OTR/L, is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Towson University, Towson, MD; jyeager@towson.edu
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Health and Wellness / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 2019
Relaxation Interventions for Antepartum Mothers on Hospitalized Bedrest
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2018, Vol. 73, 7301205110p1-7301205110p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.025692
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2018, Vol. 73, 7301205110p1-7301205110p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.025692
Abstract

Women with a high-risk pregnancy on hospitalized bedrest engaged in relaxation interventions, including guided imagery, visual imagery, and listening to music. Qualitative interviews gathered their perspectives on the effects of hospitalized bedrest on well-being and the subjective experiences related to the relaxation interventions. Benefits identified included improved physical well-being and sleep. Such relaxation interventions were concluded to have the potential to positively influence the occupational well-being of this population, resulting in more positive outcomes for mothers.