Music Therapy in Obstetrics. A Review.
Journal/Book: Music Therapy Perspectives. 1990; 8: 57-68.
Abstract: Music therapy has been applied in obstetrics both during pregnancy and at the time of labor and delivery. The purpose of this article is to review published and unpublished sources which document applications of music therapy both to the treatment of psychological variables during pregnancy and to the facilitation of the birthing process during labor and delivery. Although refinement of methods is needed in the selection of the music and adaptation of music therapy techniques to prepared childbirth methods other than Lamaze, the existing literature base supports the potential of obstetrical music therapy to make a significant contribution to maternal and neonatal health.