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Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner use prior to pregnancy predicts use during pregnancy.
Women Health. 2016 Nov-Dec; 56(8):926-39.WH

Abstract

The objective of the authors in this study was to determine if prior visits to a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner were associated with CAM use during pregnancy. The study sample comprised the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Women were surveyed prior to pregnancy in 2006, and then again in 2010 if they were pregnant or had recently given birth, and asked a range of questions relating to demographic variables, health status, and use of CAM. A multivariable analysis identified significant covariates associated with visits to specific CAM practitioner modalities during pregnancy. Of the 447 women who consulted a CAM practitioner prior to pregnancy, 62.4% (n = 279) continued this use during pregnancy. Prior use of massage therapy, acupuncture, herbalist/naturopath, or chiropractor was related to use of the same service during pregnancy. Higher income and working full-time were associated with the continued use of massage, while continued visits to a chiropractor were associated with having depressive symptoms, a urinary tract infection, and living in a rural community. Prior use of CAM was highly related to continuing use during pregnancy. Further research is required to elucidate the benefits women attain from a CAM-model of care that they do not get from their conventional maternity care providers alone.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) , University of Technology Sydney , Ultimo , New South Wales , Australia.a Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) , University of Technology Sydney , Ultimo , New South Wales , Australia.b Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences , University of New South Wales , Sydney , New South Wales , Australia.c Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science , University of Queensland , St. Lucia , Queensland , Australia.a Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) , University of Technology Sydney , Ultimo , New South Wales , Australia. d Endeavour College of Natural Health , Brisbane , Queensland , Australia.a Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) , University of Technology Sydney , Ultimo , New South Wales , Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26813030

Citation

Frawley, Jane, et al. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioner Use Prior to Pregnancy Predicts Use During Pregnancy." Women & Health, vol. 56, no. 8, 2016, pp. 926-39.
Frawley J, Sibbritt D, Broom A, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner use prior to pregnancy predicts use during pregnancy. Women Health. 2016;56(8):926-39.
Frawley, J., Sibbritt, D., Broom, A., Gallois, C., Steel, A., & Adams, J. (2016). Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner use prior to pregnancy predicts use during pregnancy. Women & Health, 56(8), 926-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2016.1145170
Frawley J, et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioner Use Prior to Pregnancy Predicts Use During Pregnancy. Women Health. 2016 Nov-Dec;56(8):926-39. PubMed PMID: 26813030.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Complementary and alternative medicine practitioner use prior to pregnancy predicts use during pregnancy. AU - Frawley,Jane, AU - Sibbritt,David, AU - Broom,Alex, AU - Gallois,Cindy, AU - Steel,Amie, AU - Adams,Jon, Y1 - 2016/01/26/ PY - 2016/1/28/entrez PY - 2016/1/28/pubmed PY - 2017/5/11/medline KW - Complementary and alternative medicine KW - longitudinal KW - pregnancy SP - 926 EP - 39 JF - Women & health JO - Women Health VL - 56 IS - 8 N2 - The objective of the authors in this study was to determine if prior visits to a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner were associated with CAM use during pregnancy. The study sample comprised the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Women were surveyed prior to pregnancy in 2006, and then again in 2010 if they were pregnant or had recently given birth, and asked a range of questions relating to demographic variables, health status, and use of CAM. A multivariable analysis identified significant covariates associated with visits to specific CAM practitioner modalities during pregnancy. Of the 447 women who consulted a CAM practitioner prior to pregnancy, 62.4% (n = 279) continued this use during pregnancy. Prior use of massage therapy, acupuncture, herbalist/naturopath, or chiropractor was related to use of the same service during pregnancy. Higher income and working full-time were associated with the continued use of massage, while continued visits to a chiropractor were associated with having depressive symptoms, a urinary tract infection, and living in a rural community. Prior use of CAM was highly related to continuing use during pregnancy. Further research is required to elucidate the benefits women attain from a CAM-model of care that they do not get from their conventional maternity care providers alone. SN - 1541-0331 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26813030/Complementary_and_alternative_medicine_practitioner_use_prior_to_pregnancy_predicts_use_during_pregnancy_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03630242.2016.1145170 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -