The purpose of this doctoral capstone was to create an occupational therapy maternal Health intervention guide. However, due to the novelty of this emerging practice area in OT, there is currently limited evidence about the needs of mothers and the interventions OTs might provide to meet their needs during the perinatal period. Therefore a research study was conducted to better understand the perceptions of birthing people with recent hosptial birth in Nashville, TN. Using the research data combined with the current literature, the IGNITE NICU course, practicing clinicians, and testimonials from birthing people an intervention resource for occupational therapists was formed.
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Maternal health, occupational therapy, hospital birth, perinatal, postpartum
Bryant-Wimp, Emily, "Occupational Therapies Role in Inpatient Obstetrics" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 126.