Lavender Aromatherapy to Reduce Anxiety During Intrauterine Insemination: A Randomized Controlled Trial

CONCLUSION: LA reduced anxiety and was preferred by women during IUI fertility treatments.PMID:34820153 | PMC:PMC8606920 | DOI:10.1177/21649561211059074
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J Obstet Gynaecol. 2022 Jan 5:1-7. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2021.1995855. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe use of Virtual Reality (VR) has gained wide acceptance in several scientific fields. It represents an innovative technological tool providing the experience to be immersed in a non-physical world putting on head-mounted displays that surround the users with images and sounds. To date, VR has been mainly employed in the healthcare sector for educational aims, in order to provide the learners with a new method of delivering simulations. However, its application to real clinical practice has recently generated beneficial e...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is evidence of moderate quality that music therapy improves anxiety, pain, and satisfaction scores among infertile women undergoing ART. Moreover, it increases the clinical pregnancy rate but without statistical significance. More trials with a larger sample size are needed to investigate the influence of music therapy on the clinical outcomes of ART.PMID:34546118 | DOI:10.1080/0167482X.2021.1977277
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractStudy questionTo understand the psychosocial trajectory of Chinese women who have experienced recurrent implantation failure (RIF) of IVF and their decision making accordingly.Summary answerChinese women experience despair, doubt, and disorientation along with the cumulative failure cycles of IVF, and stick to IVF as the ultimate option.What is known alreadyRecurrent implantation failure, the absence of implantation after repeated embryo transfers is a stressful event for people undergoing treatment for infertility. Numerous researches have focused on the psychological wellness of women undertaking IVF, but pay les...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionMost of the evidence on screening for CT and/or NG offers low or very low certainty about the benefits and harms. Indirectness from use of comparison groups receiving some screening, incomplete outcome ascertainment, and use of outreach settings was a major contributor to uncertainty. Patient preferences indicate that the potential benefits from screening appear to outweigh the possible harms. Direct evidence about which screening strategies and intervals to use, which age to start and stop screening, and whether screening males in addition to females is necessary to prevent clinical outcomes is scarce, and furth...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Leprosy is a chronic and progressive disease that primarily affects the skin and peripheral nervous system. Leprosy has been with us for thousands of years. There is evidence of the disease as far back as 4000 BC, in ancient Egypt.[1] In 1873, Norwegian physician Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen discovered that leprosy was caused by a bacterium. [2] Today, we call this bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, and we often refer to leprosy as Hansen’s Disease, in honor of Dr. Hansen. While leprosy caused significant morbidity and mortality in the past, cases today are rare and are curable with proper treatment. How Is Leprosy Transm...
Source: GIDEON blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: News Leprosy Source Type: blogs
Therapists are real people. It might seem funny to say that, but we forget that clinicians struggle, too. They, too, grapple with depression, trauma, guilt, and self-doubt. They, too, stress out over daily tasks and responsibilities. They, too, feel stuck and paralyzed. We asked six therapists to share what frays their nerves, and how they cope when these stressors strike. Overall, we hope you realize that you’re really not alone and there are many healthy strategies you can turn to. Karissa King Therapist Karissa J. King, LMFT, regularly travels with her husband to speak at marriage retreats. They have two children,...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Meditation overwhelm Self Care Therapy Yoga Source Type: blogs
In this study, a link between mitochondrial changes and infant temperament has also been suggested. Maternal psychosocial stress and lifetime trauma have been associated with decreased mitochondrial DNA copy number in the placenta (115, 116).IndividualityChronic stress links changes in the epigenetic landscape with health conditions (117). Different cell types are characterized by distinct patterns of gene expression due to developmental, environmental, physiological, and pathological reasons (117). Epigenetic mechanisms affect gene function in a dynamic way as a result of different environmental exposures during fetal dev...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
You couldn’t get pregnant easily, and needed fertility treatments. You had a miscarriage. Or several. You developed complications during your pregnancy. You delivered your baby preterm. Every single one of Parijat Deshpande’s clients feels like their bodies have betrayed them because of the above reasons. Deshpande, MS, is a perinatal mind-body wellness counselor and high-risk pregnancy expert, who helps women navigate stress so they can manage pregnancy complications and give their baby a strong start to life. Psychologist Julie Bindeman, PsyD, works with women struggling with reproductive challenges, depressi...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction General Grief and Loss Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Women's Issues Betrayal Fertility miscarriage Parenthood Pregnancy Source Type: blogs
AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONWhat factors affect the mental health of women with endometriosis?SUMMARY ANSWERNot only pelvic pain, but also individual characteristics (i.e. self-esteem, body esteem and emotional self-efficacy), time from diagnosis and intimate relationship status influence the psychological health of endometriosis patients.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYThe negative impact of endometriosis on mental health has been widely demonstrated by the research literature, along with the fact that presence and severity of pelvic pain are associated with anxiety and depression. However, endometriosis is a complex multidimensional dise...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
A powerful photo series is highlighting the anguish of infertility. Las Vegas photographer Abbie Fox captured stunning images of local optician Victoria Hamilton to illustrate the painful journeys they’ve followed in their personal lives. Both women have struggled with infertility. Fox had a miscarriage last March after two healthy pregnancies and births and was eventually diagnosed with PCOS, which dashed her dream of having four children.  “We have two amazing children and after this last year I have sort of given up the idea of having another child,” Fox told HuffPost. “It just wasn&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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