By Zita West
ACUPUNCTURE IN being pregnant AND CHILDBIRTH is a concise hugely illustrated and useful 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 ebook obtainable to either acupuncture scholars and practitioners overlaying body structure on the topic of being pregnant and childbirth, illuminating hyperlinks among Western wisdom and acupuncture techniques and suggesting issues and aspect combos for specific phases and activities while pregnant and labour.
- Highly illustrated with precis containers and guidelines
- Covers dietary facets of pregnancy
- Gives useful suggestion and guideline at the use of acupuncture in the course of the 4 trimesters of being pregnant and labour
- Uses case examples to additional illustrate the text
- Covers contemporary advances with regards to the results of aspirin and heparin to the immune process and pregnancy
- Includes IVF pregnancies
- Glossary and appendix of invaluable addresses
- Fully up to date and revised all through to incorporate contemporary research
- Nutrition and its impression at the foetus (new and constructing quarter of research)
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It needs to work in balance with other nutrients, in particular zinc, B complex and vitamins C, D and E. It can be obtained from animal products in the form of retinol, or from vegetables in the form of beta-carotene, which the body changes with the help of zinc into proplasma vitamin A. ) Good food sources. These include ﬁsh oils, egg yolk, butter, cheese and yoghurt, carrots, spinach, red peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, apples, apricots and mangoes. B vitamins B vitamins should always be taken as B complex (in conjunction with other B vitamins), as their functions are linked and dosing with one may lead to a deﬁciency of others.
A lack of DHA supplied to the fetus and neonate via the mother can lead to a variety of long-term problems and conditions, such as hyperactivity, dyslexia, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction and schizophrenia. The decline in ﬁsh consumption has led to a reduction in the amount of DHA in the maternal diet. ) Vitamin K Vitamin K is involved in the manufacture of prothrombin, which is vital for blood clotting and so prevents haemorrhage in the mother and haemorrhagic disease in the newborn. It is made naturally by bacteria in the healthy gut, but a baby has a sterile gut so has to take what it needs from the mother.
The baby is growing, its organs maturing, its bones hardening and its air passages developing. Vitamin A Vitamin A is needed for healthy eyes, hair, skin, teeth, mucous membranes and bone structure. It is linked to neural tube defects in still births. ) B vitamins The body has an increased need for B complex during times of stress, infection, pregnancy and lactation. They can also help to improve utilisation of other vitamins and minerals, with deﬁciency causing lowered absorption. In pregnancy, deﬁciency may lead to loss of appetite and vomiting, which can in turn lead to low birthweight.
Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2e by Zita West