Helping women cope with pregnancy: complementary therapies

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Helping women cope with pregnancy: complementary therapies

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Introduction 118

Homoeopathy 120

Aromatherapy 122

Bach flower remedies 128

Reflexology 131

Oriental medicine 132

Yoga 136

Herbal medicine 138

The use of complementary therapies (CTs) has escalated in recent years, with approximately two-thirds of the population accessing some kind of complementary therapy or treatment. This has been attributed to a change in people's expectations and choice, resulting in a desire for less dependency on drugs and invasive treatments that often involve adverse side-effects. Almost one-third of this group are pregnant women, so therefore many women choose to use CTs during pregnancy and childbirth....

Chapter.  6445 words. 

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics

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