OBJECTIVE: does mindfulness meditation help women with infertility?
DESIGN: Controlled clinical trial.
PATIENTS: Fifty-five infertile women completed the mindfulness program and 37 infertile women were assigned to a control group.
RESULTS: The mindfulness group had significant decreases in depressive symptoms, internal and external shame, entrapment, and defeat. They also had improved self-efficacy to deal with infertility.
CONCLUSIONS: mindfulness therapy is an effective psychological intervention for women experiencing infertility.
Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct;100(4):1059-67