Complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour.

@article{Smith2003ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour.},
  author={C. Smith and C. Collins and A. Cyna and C. Crowther},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={
          CD003521
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain management. This review examined currently available evidence supporting the use of alternative and complementary therapies for pain management in labour. OBJECTIVES To examine the effectiveness of complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour on maternal and perinatal morbidity… Expand
Complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour ( Review )
  • 2006
Background Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain management.Expand
Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour.
TLDR
Acupuncture and acupressure may have a role with reducing pain, increasing satisfaction with pain management and reduced use of pharmacological management in labour, however, there is a need for further research. Expand
Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour.
TLDR
Relaxation and yoga may have a role with reducing pain, increasing satisfaction with pain relief and reducing the rate of assisted vaginal delivery and there is a need for further research. Expand
Non-pharmacologic labour pain relief.
TLDR
Women receiving hypnosis were more satisfied with their pain management in labour compared with controls and no differences were seen for women recieving, music or audio analgesia. Expand
Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour.
TLDR
The effects of mind-body relaxation techniques for pain management in labour on maternal and neonatal well-being during and after labour were examined and found that relaxation compared to usual care provided lowered the intensity of pain. Expand
Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth.
TLDR
There was some evidence of benefits for women in the hypnosis group compared with the control group for pain intensity, length of labour and maternal hospital stay, although these findings were based on single studies with small numbers of women. Expand
Hypnosis for pain management during labour and childbirth.
TLDR
In this updated review, hypnosis interventions are compared with all control groups (main comparison) and also with specific control conditions: standard care, supportive counselling, and relaxation training (two RCTs), which showed evidence of considerable statistical heterogeneity. Expand
Aromatherapy for pain management in labour.
TLDR
There is a lack of studies evaluating the role of aromatherapy for pain management in labour, and further research is needed before recommendations can be made for clinical practice. Expand
Complementary and alternative therapies for post-caesarean pain
TLDR
The certainty of evidence was downgraded due to small numbers of women participating in the trials and to risk of bias related to lack of blinding and inadequate reporting of randomisation processes, but the quality of evidence is very low. Expand
Complementary and alternative therapies for post-caesarean pain.
TLDR
The certainty of evidence was downgraded due to small numbers of women participating in the trials and to risk of bias related to lack of blinding and inadequate reporting of randomisation processes, and it is very uncertain if acupuncture or acupressure (versus no treatment) orupuncture or ac upressure plus analgesia (versu analgesia) has any effect on pain because the quality of evidence is very low. Expand
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