this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers.Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis.
Three goals were outlined for this Conference: 1. Increase the understanding of the principles of Health Promotion, Prevention and Population health among all sectors within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). 2. Engage VCH employees in the development of strategic plans to address specific health issues around Healthy Communities, Healthy Development and Healthy Living. 3. Building organization and individual capacity for VCH employees to integrate a Health Promotion, Prevention and Population Health approach into their daily practice.
Keynote speakers, including Dr. Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of population health and attendees participated in series of dialogue and strategy sessions on topics such as leadership, child development, injury prevention, and healthy eating.