Vumc Studies the Effects of Breathing Exercises on Smoking Pregnant Women

Vumc Studies the Effects of Breathing Exercises on Smoking Pregnant Women

1 Jun, 2021

I smoked to find a moment of release. Instead of smoking a cigarette, I now do a breathing exercise using the app. The urge to smoke has seriously been diminished.

VUMC Research project participant

VUmc School of Medical Sciences is looking for participants to study the effects of breathing exercises, using HRV-biofeedback, on pregnant women with a smoking habit.

As part of her PhD project, Willeke van Dijk from the VUMC Medical Center is testing whether the “Samen met Eva”- app is effective in reducing stress and smoking in pregnant women using a randomized controlled trial.

As of today, more than 80 women are participating in the study aiming to assist pregnant women quit smoking and lower their stress levels during pregnancy’.

The study is open to any Dutch speaking pregnant women who wish to participate, if you know anyone who might benefit from participating in this study, please share or reach out using the link below: https://hubs.li/H0P8-MM0

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