|The Association of Radical Midwives has said that the use of complementary therapy during childbirth is growing in the UK, but has advised women to only use it alongside conventional medicine.
NHS advice backs up that of the Association, as they explain that some women find that complementary therapies such as massage, reflexology and breathing and visualisation techniques help them to relax while giving birth.
The NHS guidelines also state that these therapies should only be used alongside conventional medicines, not instead of.
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