New Study: A mother’s mindset can influence what happens during childbirth

Toni Harman
8 min readMar 15, 2023

Quick Summary: A new study finds if childbirth is viewed as a natural process, women need less pain medication, are less likely to need a C-section, and have a more positive experience after birth. Weeks later, the mothers had lower levels of depression or post-traumatic stress.

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A new study by psychologists from the University of Bonn looked at the mindset of 300 expectant women and their birth outcomes.

The study found that the attitude and mindset of expectant parents can influence what happens during childbirth.

The study found:

Women who view birth as more of a natural process….

  • Need less pain medication during the birth.
  • Are less likely to have a C-section.
  • Have a more positive experience after birth.
  • Weeks later, the mothers have lower levels of depression or post-traumatic stress.

The study was published by Hoffman L et al., in the European Journal of Social Psychology (2023). More details about this study are contained in this blog-post.

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Toni Harman

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