Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care : An Evidence-Based Approach, Paperback / softback Book

Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care : An Evidence-Based Approach Paperback / softback


The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence.

Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 6 black and white line drawings
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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  • Category: Midwifery
  • ISBN: 9781848193284

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