The applicability of nature-based interventions to support mothers’ postnatal wellbeing: A conceptual review

Katherine Hall, Christopher Barnes, Lucy Duggan, Walton Samantha, Paul A Moran, Katrina M Turner, Jonathan Evans

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Abstract

Nature-based interventions represent promising candidates for supporting mothers and infants in the postnatal period, which is a vulnerable time for mothers to experience mental health difficulties. Possible mechanisms by which nature-based interventions may support postnatal health include those of a biological/physiological nature (for example natural light optimising circadian rhythm, improving microbiome health, providing opportunities for physical activity), relational/social pathways, and cognitive and creative pathways. A conceptual understanding of these possible mechanisms will aid the design and evaluation of postnatal nature-based interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100187
JournalWellbeing, Space & Society
Volume6
Early online date26 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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