CBT for Perinatal Distress

The depression and anxiety that pregnant women may feel is called “Perinatal Distress.” While these women can benefit from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), many health care professionals seem to have a negative attitude toward using this method with pregnant women. Often these professionals make three false assumptions:

  1. A therapist using CBT places too little significance on the therapeutic relationship.
  2. CBT sessions are too rigid for pregnant women, who benefit instead from an environment that nurtures and reassures.
  3. It is highly unlikely that these women are able to do homework in between sessions, due to being overwhelmed.

But why are these assumptions incorrect?

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