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Complementary and Integrative Health Practices in a Brazilian Freestanding Birth Center: A Cross-Sectional Study

Leister, N., Teixeira, T. T., Mascarenhas, V. H. A. , Gouveia, L. M. B., Caroci-Becker, A. & Riesco, M. L. G. (2022). Complementary and Integrative Health Practices in a Brazilian Freestanding Birth Center: A Cross-Sectional Study. Holistic Nursing Practice, doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000535

Abstract

The study aimed to analyze the use of complementary and integrative health practices (CIHPs) during labor and birth in a freestanding birth center. A total of 28 different CIHPs were applied with or used by laboring women. The most adopted CIHPs were mind-body practices (99.9%) and natural products (35.5%), mostly used by primiparous women (P <.05). Adopting CIHPs can increase care quality, increase positive experiences during childbirth, and promote evidence-based choices.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Leister, N., Teixeira, T. T., Mascarenhas, V. H. A. view all authors (2022). Complementary and Integrative Health Practices in a Brazilian Freestanding Birth Center: A Cross-Sectional Study. Holistic Nursing Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HNP.0000000000000535.
Publisher Keywords: Complementary therapies, Intrapartum care, Birthing centers, Community health services, Midwifery
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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