holistic obstetrics

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holistic obstetrics

The practice of obstetrics in a non-traditional fashion. Integral to the philosophy of holistic obstetrics is the use of herbs and vitamins to address female needs, an increased ratio of vaginal to caesarean deliveries, the use of imagery and visualisation to reduce pain of L&D, reduced amount of anaesthetics, the use birthing rooms and water birth, bodywork and massage for recuperation from delivery, and other alternative methods.
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