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Complementary and alternative medicine in obstetrics. Revue. {USA}. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2005 Nov;91(2):116-24. Epub 2005 Oct 5.

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Anderson FW, Johnson CT.

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OBJECTIVE: To identify, survey and review randomized controlled studies of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for obstetric treatment or health promotion.

METHODS: The MEDLINE database was searched to identify randomized controlled trials of CAM treatment and therapies in obstetrics. Studies examining modalities for treatment or improvement of health status were reviewed.

RESULTS: Fifty-four articles assessing a variety of health modalities met the criteria for inclusion. Acupressure and ginger for prenatal nausea and vomiting, moxibustion for version of breech presentation, sterile water injections for back pain relief in labor, and perineal massage to prevent perineal trauma have three or more studies demonstrating beneficial effect. Other interventions have been studied less, and evidence for them is limited.

CONCLUSIONS: Some CAM interventions have evidence of effectiveness for use in obstetric patients, while others require further investigation before they can be considered for use in practice.

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➡ evidence-based medicine/midwifery ; perineal/vaginal tears ; pain ; pain medication ; breech presentation ; dystocy

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Cécile Loup — 26 Oct 2005
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 02 Dec 2007

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