Midwives May Need Alternative Training

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Midwives and obstetricians may need formal training in complementary therapies because they are becoming so popular among pregnant women ...

Acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic and herbs all get involved during pregnancy and childbirth ...

In Germany almost all obstetric departments offer acupuncture or homeopathy ...

And in Australia, New Zealand and the USA more than 70 per cent of midwifes make use of alternative therapies.

... few professionals had training in these topics - in spite of supporting them - and many did not understand the risks they might pose to pregnant women.

... "... the holistic nature of CAM has a close affinity with the philosophy, professional goals and care perspectives of many midwives." ...

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