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Maternity Therapies

This section explains the benefits and risks of complementary therapies commonly used in pregnancy and childbirth. References to research studies and authoritative texts are included.

A brief introduction to complementary therapies in maternity care


Acupuncture


Are complementary therapies safe in pregnancy and childbirth?


Aromatherapy


Bach flower remedies


Finding a complementary therapist for pregnancy treatments


Herbal medicine


Homeopathy


Hypnosis for childbirth ("hypno-birthing")


Massage


Moxibustion for breech presentation


Osteopathy and chiropractic


Reflexology


Reiki


Shiatsu