An investigation into the use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice.

@article{Burns2000AnII,
  title={An investigation into the use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice.},
  author={Ethel E Burns and C Blamey and Steven J Ersser and Lin Barnetson and Andrew Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The principal aim of the study was to examine the contribution of aromatherapy to the promotion of maternal comfort during labor and as a tool to improve the quality of midwifery care. DESIGN Evaluative study. SETTING Delivery suite in a large British teaching hospital with approximately 6,500 deliveries per annum. SUBJECTS A total of 8,058 mothers were evaluated between 1990 and 1998. INTERVENTIONS Women were offered aromatherapy to relieve anxiety, pain, nausea and/or… CONTINUE READING
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