Complementary therapy for induction of labour

Weston, M. and Grabowska, Christine (2013) Complementary therapy for induction of labour. The Practising Midwife, 16 (8). S16-S18. ISSN 1461-3123

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Abstract

Midwives at West Middlesex hospital (WMUH) offer complementary therapies as part of antenatal care. Aromatherapy and reflex zone therapy (also known as 'reflexology', a system of using touch on areas of the feet that stimulate parts of the body) are offered to induce spontaneous labour for women with low risk pregnancies once post dates, reducing the need for medical induction of labour (IOL) and intervention and reducing the cost to the NHS. This paper discusses how this service was implemented and developed, and the audit results and feedback from women and midwives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Complementary medicine
Medicine and health > Midwifery
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 09 May 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 12:43
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1149

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