Download PDF by Zita West: Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth

By Zita West

ISBN-10: 0443061386

ISBN-13: 9780443061387

ISBN-10: 0443103712

ISBN-13: 9780443103711

ACUPUNCTURE IN being pregnant AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise hugely illustrated and sensible consultant to utilizing acupuncture to regard girls all through their being pregnant and labour. Drawing on an exceptional wealth of expertise as a midwife and an acupuncturist, the writer has produced a e-book obtainable to either acupuncture scholars and practitioners masking body structure concerning being pregnant and childbirth, illuminating hyperlinks among Western wisdom and acupuncture techniques and suggesting issues and element mixtures for specific levels and activities while pregnant and labour.

  • Highly illustrated with precis bins and guidelines
  • Covers dietary facets of pregnancy
  • Gives useful suggestion and guide at the use of acupuncture in the course of the 4 trimesters of being pregnant and labour
  • Uses case examples to extra illustrate the text
  • Covers fresh advances relating to the results of aspirin and heparin to the immune process and pregnancy
  • Includes IVF pregnancies
  • Glossary and appendix of worthwhile addresses
  • Fully up to date and revised all through to incorporate fresh research
  • Nutrition and its impact at the foetus (new and constructing zone of research)

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During the third trimester, the brain of the fetus increases 4–5 times in weight, using two-thirds of the energy supplied by the mother. Large amounts of AA and DHA are needed during this ‘brain growth spurt’ that occurs in the baby just before and just after birth (Crawford & Doyle 1989). They are used as components of the brain cell membranes and to ensure that messages are transferred efficiently between brain cells. They are also found in high concentrations in the eyes and are essential for eye development; the eyes mature rapidly in the third trimester and during the first few months of life.

What’s more, the size, and possibly even the function, of a child’s brain depends on its mother’s nutrition during pregnancy (Delisle 2002, Godfrey & Barker 2001, Harding 2003, Kind et al 2006). The right nutrients from conception and onwards, throughout the first 5 years of life, provide the key to good health throughout life (Barker 1992). The developing fetus The developing fetus requires specific nutrients for healthy growth and development, so a well-balanced diet during pregnancy is essential to meet those needs.

Blood is abundant and directed towards nourishing the mother and fetus. Blood pressure Blood pressure relates to the pressure exerted by the flow of blood against the walls of the arteries. The two figures measure the systolic beat (when the heart contracts) and the diastolic beat (when the heart is at rest). An increase in blood pressure during pregnancy could be an indication of pre-eclampsia. The urinary tract From around 8 weeks there may be an increase in the frequency of micturition, owing to pressure from the enlarging uterus and increased vascularity of the bladder.

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