The role of naturopathy in pregnancy, labour and post-natal care: Broadening the evidence-base

Steel, Amie and Adams, Jon (2011) The role of naturopathy in pregnancy, labour and post-natal care: Broadening the evidence-base. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 17 4: 189-192. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.04.004


Author Steel, Amie
Adams, Jon
Title The role of naturopathy in pregnancy, labour and post-natal care: Broadening the evidence-base
Journal name Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-3881
1873-6947
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ctcp.2011.04.004
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 189
End page 192
Total pages 4
Place of publication Kidlington, U.K.
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
It is known that women are high users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) including naturopathy and that CAM is frequently used by pregnant women. However, we still know little about the consumption, practice and role of naturopathy in pregnancy, labour and post-natal care. With this in mind, this paper proposes a possible framework for advancing further research on this topic. The framework is divided into issues associated with three core stakeholder groups – pregnant women, naturopaths/herbalists and other maternity health professionals including obstetricians, midwives and general practitioners. The development of a rigorous health services research agenda around this topic has much to offer maternity-care users, practitioners and policy makers and the framework outlined here is offered with the hope of inspiring further inquiry into this significant issue in women’s health.
Keyword Naturopath
Pregnancy
Complementary and alternative medicine
Midwife
Obstetrician
Health services research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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