Pregnancy and Childbirth, A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

Pregnancy and Childbirth

A holistic approach to massage and bodywork

By Suzanne Yates, BA(Hons), Dip HSEC(Shiatsu diploma), MRSS(T), APNT, Antenatal and postnatal exercise instructor, PGCE(PCET), Director of Well Mother - Education for Maternity Care, Bristol, UK


Foreword

Acknowledgements

Preface

Contributors

Glossary

Abbreviations

Introduction

Section 1: Theory - western and eastern approaches

1 Western approach to pregnancy

2 Western appraoch to labour

3 Western approach to postpartum

4 Introduction to the eastern approach

5 Eastern approach to pregnancy

6 Eastern approach to labour

7 Eastern approach to the postpartum

Section 2: Practical bodywork

8 Introduction to bodywork

9 Practical bodywork in pregnancy

10 Practical bodywork in labour

11 Practical bodywork in the postpartum

12 Aftercare and self-care

13 The medical approach to labour

14 Working with higher-risk maternity clients

15 Professional issues

Appendix 1: Useful contacts and resources

Index