This book will be inspirational for all professionals working with pregnant women. As well as promoting acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment, Zita West has provided a valuable reference book enabling acupuncturists to confidently treat women in pregnancy and childbirth ." Stephanie Downey,, Complementary Therapies in Nursing & Midwifery Volume 8 Number 2, May 2002
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Planning for a healthy baby. Pregnancy. Nutrition in pregnancy. Antenatal care explained. First trimester: 1-12 weeks. Second trimester 13-28 weeks. Third trimester: 28-40 weeks. High risk pregnancies. Abnormal position of the fetus. Preparation for labour. Labour. First stage of labour. Second stage of labour. Third stage of labour. Postnatal period - the fourth trimester. Classical five element acupuncture and its use in postnatal depression.
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