Pragmatic trials

Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

BACKGROUND: Reviews of maternity services highlight the need for a reduction of medical interventions for women with low risk pregnancies and births to prevent the potential cascade of interventions and their associated risks. Complementary medicines (CM) such as acupuncture and acupressure have claimed to be effective in reducing interventions in labour; however, systematic reviews of evidence to date are conflicting.

Levett, K. M.
Smith, C. A.
Dahlen, H. G.
Bensoussan, A.
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