This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 215


Managing Stress in Pregnancy: Good News Regarding Mind-Body Interventions (MBI) - Frankly Speaking EP 215Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Times are stressful. Recent evidence has shown that stress, anxiety, and depression experienced by pregnant women may have a negative impact on the wellness of the newborn. Stress management is constrained during pregnancy due to concerns that pharmaceutical approaches may be harmful to the baby. Non-pharmaceutical approaches are accessible and safe. Join us as we review recent evidence on the effectiveness of mind-body interventions (MBI) in reducing stress and decreasing depression and anxiety in pregnant women, and discuss how MBI can be incorporated into patient care.

Episode resource links: 

  • Re-Engineering Your Clinical Practice for Patient and Clinician Well-Being
  • Guo P, Zhang X, Liu N, Wang J, Chen D, Sun W, Li P, Zhang W. Mind-body interventions on stress management in pregnant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/jan.14588. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33048358.
  • Leaviss J, Davis S, Ren S, Hamilton J, Scope A, Booth A, Sutton A, Parry G, Buszewicz M, Moss-Morris R, White P. Behavioural modification interventions for medically unexplained symptoms in primary care: systematic reviews and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess. 2020 Sep;24(46):1-490. doi: 10.3310/hta24460. PMID: 32975190; PMCID: PMC7548871


CME/CE Information

0 Credits - Not for CME/CE Credit

Release Date: 3/15/2021

Expiration Date: 3/15/2022

Learning Objectives

  • Identify various MBI that have shown effectiveness in reducing stress levels in pregnant women
  • Apply recent evidence on effective MBI to your practice to improve the well-being of pregnant women



Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track

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Managing Stress in Pregnancy: Good News Regarding Mind-Body Interventions (MBI) - Frankly Speaking EP 215