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Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Pregnancy and childbirth brings together, for the first time, western and eastern approaches providing a sound amalgamation of theoretical and practical information for bodywork practitioners world-wide. It describes in detail the application of massage and shiatsu from early pregnancy, including work during labour and for the first year postnatally for the mother. This is a useful source of information for massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, osteopaths, physical therapists, chiropractors, reflexologists, aromatherapists, acupuncturists, yoga and Pilates instructors. For Students and practitioners to use as a learning manual and reference tool, the text provides: Clarity of information Full text referencing Clear diagrams, photographs, and summary boxes Clinical accuracy: reviewed by, and with contributions from, international specialists including midwives, obstetricians, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, aromatherapists and massage therapists.
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Foreword Acknowledgements Preface Contributors Glossary Abbreviations Introduction Section 1: Theory - western and eastern approaches 1 Western approach to pregnancy 2 Western appraoch to labour 3 Western approach to postpartum 4 Introduction to the eastern approach 5 Eastern approach to pregnancy 6 Eastern approach to labour 7 Eastern approach to the postpartum Section 2: Practical bodywork 8 Introduction to bodywork 9 Practical bodywork in pregnancy 10 Practical bodywork in labour 11 Practical bodywork in the postpartum 12 Aftercare and self-care 13 The medical approach to labour 14 Working with higher-risk maternity clients 15 Professional issues Appendix 1: Useful contacts and resources Index

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