Research: ZWELLING and colleagues,

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ZWELLING and colleagues, Hill-Rom Company, Sarasota, FL, USA, have written about how to implement complementary therapies for women in labour.

Abstract: Complementary therapies have been a part of nursing practice for centuries and are supported today as a part of nursing practice by many State Boards of Nursing. Some of these modalities can be used by nurses as a part of their comprehensive plan of labour support for women during childbirth. This article describes five complementary therapies (Aromatherapy, Massage, use of birth balls, Music Therapy, and Hydrotherapy), and how one large Midwestern hospital system implemented an educational program for nurses that helped them integrate complementary therapies into their nursing care for labouring women.   






Zwelling E, Johnson K, Allen J.  How to implement complementary therapies for laboring women. MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 31 (6): 364-370; quiz 371-2, Nov-Dec 2006.

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