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Hoseini S, Motaghi Z, Nazari A M, Goli S. Evaluation of Effectiveness Midwifery Counseling with Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Maternal-Fetal Attachment in Pregnant Women with Unwanted Pregnancy. Avicenna J Clin Med 2020; 27 (2) :85-93
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Background and Objective: Unwanted pregnancy reduces maternal role and decreases maternal-fetal attachment. Maternal -fetal attachment is the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that pregnant women express about their fetuses. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of midwifery counseling with cognitive-behavioral approach on maternal-fetal attachment in women with unwanted pregnancy.
Materials and Methods: This randomizes clinical trial was performed on 96 pregnant women with unwanted pregnancy referred to health centers of Kazerun, Shiraz, Iran, in 2019. The experimental group received 4 training sessions based on the cognitive behavioral counseling during 4 weeks. The control group received only the routine care program. At baseline and immediately after the intervention, both groups completed the demographic and maternal-fetal attachment questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t-test and Chi-square test) using SPSS 21.
Results: The study showed no significant difference in total score of attachment (P=0.886) before intervention between the two groups; while after the intervention a significant difference was observed in the score of attachment (P=0.001) between the two groups; that is showed effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy on promotes on maternal-fetal attachment
Conclusion: Considering the effect of cognitive-behavioral training in promoting of maternal- fetal attachment, it is recommended that this type of educational intervention be integrated into the women's care program with unwanted pregnancies.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynecology

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