Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1997 Nov; 52(11): 704-8.
Complementary and alternative medicine. Part I: Clinical studies in obstetrics.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.
Studies in which complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions were used in the care of obstetric patients were identified by searching The National Library of Medicine's electronic database. This paper is a selected review of both randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials. There are a number of CAM therapeutic practices that may have potential benefit for patients. Additional clinical research with appropriate scientific methodology is warranted to determine the merit and value of integrating some CAM modalities into conventional medical obstetric care.