Alternative Therapies for Pregnancy and Birth

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Vega, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages
Give your baby the best possible start in life and enjoy more fully the miraculous journey of pregnancy and childbirth with a holistic approach to health care. Containing information on a wide range of alternative treatments that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine, this comprehensive guide will help mothers-to-be make the best possible choices for a healthy pregnancy. Included are discussions of good nutrition, handling physical and emotional changes, overcoming fatigue and morning sickness, and maintaining intimacy. Use all-natural methods, including aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, massage, reflexology, acupressure, yoga, homeopathy, and herbal remedies to relieve common discomforts such as nausea, constipation, heartburn, varicose veins, and insomnia, and to treat minor illnesses without medicine. There's advice on preventing miscarriage and birth defects, turning a breech baby, and inducing labor. Plenty of suggestions and techniques are offered for handling the pain of labor and ensuring a rewarding birth experience.

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