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Abstract Title:

Pregnancy massage reduces prematurity, low birthweight and postpartum depression.

Abstract Source:

Mutat Res. 1997 Feb 3;373(2):197-200. PMID: 19646762

Abstract Author(s):

Tiffany Field, Miguel Diego, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Osvelia Deeds, Barbara Figueiredo

Abstract:

Pregnant women diagnosed with major depression were given 12 weeks of twice per week massage therapy by their significant other or only standard treatment as a control group. The massage therapy group women versus the control group women not only had reduced depression by the end of the therapy period, but they also had reduced depression and cortisol levels during the postpartum period. Their newborns were also less likely to be born prematurely and low birthweight, and they had lower cortisol levels and performed better on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment habituation, orientation and motor scales.

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