‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a specialist mother-baby unit

‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a... This paper reports on the acceptability, experience of participation and the immediate impact on maternal mood state of group singing sessions, introduced as a routine component of a mother-baby unit (MBU) treatment programme. Data was collected from 27 women who participated in the pilot programme. Results showed that implementation of a singing intervention in this setting is positively appraised by women and is associated with positive changes in self-reported mood state from pre- to post- session. Key facilitators and barriers to the success of the programme and directions for future research are discussed. . . . . Keywords Mother-baby unit Inpatient Postnatal depression Music therapy Singing Introduction levels of parent and child engagement, enhanced parent- child relationships, improvements in parent mental health Music therapy is a systematic intervention that uses music and positive parenting outcomes, including among mothers experiences and the relationships that develop through these who are experiencing depression (Nicholson et al. 2008). to promote health (Bruscia 1998). The evidence base Similar outcomes have been reported in community studies supporting the use of music therapy in the treatment of mental where mothers sing to their infants daily (Fancourt and health issues is growing, with findings from a small http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Women's Mental Health Springer Journals

‘Singing with your baby’: an evaluation of group singing sessions for women admitted to a specialist mother-baby unit

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy
ISSN
1434-1816
eISSN
1435-1102
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00737-018-0859-5
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Abstract

This paper reports on the acceptability, experience of participation and the immediate impact on maternal mood state of group singing sessions, introduced as a routine component of a mother-baby unit (MBU) treatment programme. Data was collected from 27 women who participated in the pilot programme. Results showed that implementation of a singing intervention in this setting is positively appraised by women and is associated with positive changes in self-reported mood state from pre- to post- session. Key facilitators and barriers to the success of the programme and directions for future research are discussed. . . . . Keywords Mother-baby unit Inpatient Postnatal depression Music therapy Singing Introduction levels of parent and child engagement, enhanced parent- child relationships, improvements in parent mental health Music therapy is a systematic intervention that uses music and positive parenting outcomes, including among mothers experiences and the relationships that develop through these who are experiencing depression (Nicholson et al. 2008). to promote health (Bruscia 1998). The evidence base Similar outcomes have been reported in community studies supporting the use of music therapy in the treatment of mental where mothers sing to their infants daily (Fancourt and health issues is growing, with findings from a small

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Archives of Women's Mental HealthSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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