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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Non-Profit Higher Education Institute, Rah-e Danesh, Babol, Iran , maryam.talebi68@yahoo.com
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Background and Aims: One of the most sensitive periods of a women's life is pregnancy, which due to physical changes, will also bring psychological changes. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between mindfulness and mental health in pregnant women. Materials & Methods: The study population consisted of all women referring to gynecology and obstetrics clinics in Tehran in 2019, of which 193 were selected by convenience sampling. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance using SPSS 24 software. The data collection tool was the Brown and Ryan Mindfulness Questionnaire, Cohen et al. Edinburgh. Results: There is a significant negative correlation between mindfulness and perceived stress, anxiety, and depression. There was no significant difference between mindfulness and mental health of pregnant women in three different periods. Birth of mindfulness and mental health of pregnant women have a moderating role. Conclusion: Considering the relationship between the level of stress, anxiety, and depression among pregnant women and their low level of mindfulness, it is possible to help reduce the problems in this community by taking measures related to mindfulness-based therapies.
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