Friday, March 14, 2014

Mindfulness-Based Program for Infertility: efficacy study.

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