Gert A. Klabbers, Klaas Wijma, K. Marieke Paarlberg, Wilco H. M. Emons, Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets, ‘Haptotherapy as a new intervention for treating fear of childbirth: a randomized controlled trial’, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0167482X.2017.1398230, Taylor & Francis Online (20 Nov 2017)
We demonstrated positive effects of haptotherapy on fear of childbirth, both in comparison to care as usual and psycho-education via Internet. (…) Haptotherapy seems a promising intervention for pregnant women suffering from fear of childbirth. (…) Although healthcare-haptotherapists who are working in primary healthcare in the Netherlands are directly accessible to the public without the necessary intervention of a GP or specialist, haptotherapy was not available as part of care as usual. (…) This is the first study to examine haptotherapy as treatment for severe fear of childbirth.
Haptotherapy as a new intervention for treating fear of childbirth: a randomized controlled trial
Gert A. Klabbers, Klaas Wijma, K. Marieke Paarlberg, Wilco H. M. Emons & Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0