Pregnancy and labor massage.

  • Tiffany Field
  • Published 2010 in Expert review of obstetrics & gynecology


Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy. Women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group. In a study of labor pain, women who received massage… (More)


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@article{Field2010PregnancyAL, title={Pregnancy and labor massage.}, author={Tiffany Field}, journal={Expert review of obstetrics & gynecology}, year={2010}, volume={5 2}, pages={177-181} }