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Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth 2nd Edition

Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth 2nd Edition

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. It covers 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.

New to this Edition

  • 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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JCM Review

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.


AuthorZita West
PublisherChurchill Livingstone
Number Of Pages272
Book FormatHardback

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