THE LULLABY AND CENTERING PREGNANCY STUDIES

(Carnegie Hall Musical Connections, The O’Neill Foundation, Monk, PI)

These are pilot projects assessing the efficacy of two distinct prenatal interventions; the first, the Lullaby project, recruits pregnant women to collaborate with musicians from Julliard and Carnegie Hall in writing their own lullaby. We aim to determine if this unique musical experiences facilitates security in maternal-infant attachment as well as language development in the developing child. The second intervention aims to determine if an evidence-based prenatal curriculum called CenteringPregnancy, a multifaceted model of group care that integrates the three major components of care (health assessment, education, and support), is associated with improved mother–infant attachment as well as healthy neurobehavioral development.

Shkumbin Mustafa