Complementary methods of controlling labour pain
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Complementary methods of controlling labour pain by Rosemary Mander

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Published by NT Books in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementRosemary Mander.
SeriesNursing Times clinical monographs -- no.52, NT monographs
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16268521M
ISBN 101902499921

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Besides conventional approaches, such as epidural analgesia, many complementary or alternative methods have been reported to reduce pain during labor and delivery. (1).These methods are popular because they emphasize the individual personality, and the Acupuncture for pain relief in labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis S-H Cho,a H Lee,b E Ernstc a Hospital of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea b Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center (AMSRC), College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea c Complementary Medicine, Peninsula   Alternative methods of pain relief by midwives are being used increasingly, and will continueto be while the use of drugs such as pethidine for controlling labour pain is no longer routine. No book has existed till now which looks at the subject in the light of These complementary strategies can be used together with conventional pain relieving measures such as analgesia, epidural anaesthesia and nitrous oxide. Water immersion in early labour has been found to reduce maternal pain and analgesia use without producing adverse outcomes on length of labour or type of birth (Cluett et al., ).

  Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners believe in the involvement of body, mind, and spirit to stay healthy and to heal — and to reduce pain. They also firmly believe that pregnancy and delivery are not medical conditions, and shouldn’t be treated as though they :// An epidural can provide very good pain relief, but it's not always % effective in labour. The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association estimates that 1 in 8 women who have an epidural during labour need to use other methods of pain relief. How does an epidural work? To have an epidural: a drip will run fluid through a needle into a vein in your ://   Methods and intervention The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support. Randomisation occurred at 24–36 weeks’ gestation, Pain relief: Low-certainty evidence suggests that relaxation may reduce pain intensity during the latent phase of labour (1 trial, 40 women, MD , 95% CI to ; pain was measured on a 5-point scale). It is unclear whether pain intensity in the active phase of labour is reduced by relaxation techniques because the certainty of the

  Pain management Page 4 of 12 Obstetrics & Gynaecology thus enabling the midwife the right to practise a particular therapy, and registration in the area of Alternative Medicine. In addition, many complementary and natural remedies continue to be under-evaluated and some are not amenable to randomised control investigative ://~/media/Files/Hospitals/WNHS/For health professionals. Introduction. O ne in 5 Australians suffers from persistent pain. 1 Many of them seek pain relief and improvement in quality of life from complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products and therapists. A computer-assisted telephone interview national population survey shows that pain is the leading reason that one quarter of Australians are using one of the three CAM therapies Background: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain :// /_Aromatherapy_for_pain_management_in_labour.   psychological methods, and in fact use alternative approaches more often. The theoretical bases for many alternative methods derive from Eastern tradition or philosophy. After a description of labor pain, we shall mention the conventional treatments and describe the different complementary methods applicable to labor