Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 267 pages
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ACUPUNCTURE IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise highly illustrated and practical guide to using acupuncture to treat women throughout their pregnancy and labour. Drawing on an unparalleled wealth of experience as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the author has produced a book accessible to both acupuncture students and practitioners covering physiology related to pregnancy and childbirth, illuminating links between Western knowledge and acupuncture approaches and suggesting points and point combinations for particular stages and actions during pregnancy and labour.

  • Highly illustrated with summary boxes and guidelines
  • Covers nutritional aspects of pregnancy
  • Gives practical advice and instruction on the use of acupuncture through the four trimesters of pregnancy and labour
  • Uses case examples to further illustrate the text


  • Covers recent advances in relation to the effects of aspirin and heparin to the immune system and pregnancy
  • Includes IVF pregnancies
  • Glossary and appendix of useful addresses
  • Fully updated and revised throughout to include recent research
  • Nutrition and its effect on the foetus (new and developing area of research)
 

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Contents

Planning for a healthy baby
1
Pregnancy
21
Nutrition in pregnancy
37
Antenatal care explained
51
First trimester 1 to 12 weeks
71
Second trimester 13 to 28 weeks
89
Third trimester 28 to 40 weeks
103
Highrisk pregnancies
121
First stage of labour
185
Second stage of labour
209
Third stage of labour
219
Postnatal period the fourth trimester
227
Classical Five Element acupuncture and its use in postnatal depression
245
Standard international nomenclature for the 14 meridians
253
Bibliography
255
Western Medical Glossary
257

Abnormal positions of the fetus
139
Preparation for labour
155
Labour
169

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Page 255 - Barker, DJP (1998). Mothers, babies and health in later life. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

About the author (2008)

Combining her practice of midwifery with a firm belief in holistic principles. Zita West is a highly regarded advisor on preconception and pregnancy. In addition to appearing regularly on television and writing a weekly column in Prima Baby magazine. Dr West is also the author of Pregnancy: The Natural Way.

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