The effect of music as a conditioning aid in prepared childbirth education
Journal/Book: J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1986; 15: 268-70.
Abstract: The addition of self-selected music as a conditioning aid during prepared childbirth education and subsequent family performance in labor within a musical environment were examined. Thirty primigravida couples received the same psychoprophylactic instruction, with 15 randomly selected couples receiving the added musical conditioning aid. Medication use remained minimal, without significant difference, for couples who did and couples who did not use music. However, the value of music to both the family and the health care staff is felt to be of enough subjective significance to warrant its use as a normal component of prepared childbirth education.
Keyword(s): Conditioning (Psychology)|. Labor|. Music Therapy|. Patient Education|MT