chapter  27
Obstetrics and gynaecology
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The aim always in antenatal care is to avoid using medication in treating the mother

that may harm the foetus. Most complementary therapies are ideal as they are safe

and free from side-effects. Homeopathy, acupuncture and the touch therapies, in

particular, are effective in treating premenstrual and menopausal women, allevi-

ating many distressing symptoms. Details of each therapy are in the relevant

chapters.