Introduction: In 1907 Louisa Burns took into account the pregnant woman as a target of choice for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) and over the years various studies have shown the efficacy of OMT and identified fields of application for the problems that may be encountered by pregnant women. Firstly Osteopathy in Italy is not recognized today, despite it being recognized as a profession, it is not considered a medical practice and thus cannot be taught in university faculties of medicine and surgery and the professional figure of an osteopath cannot take part of the hospital staff. This study aims to examine the state of knowledge of the osteopathic profession in the population of pregnant women in relation to the level of study. Materials and methods: The study was performed at the 2nd Family Counseling - Modica Alta USL No. 7 - Ragusa , the counseling Family (ex CT3 ) - Via G. D'Annunzio 60 - Catania and the hospital of Lentini - District hospital SR2 . 288 pregnant women aged between 15 and 42 participated in the research. The gestational average period is 7 months. To Pregnant women was asked to fill out a self-reported, for evaluate their knowledge of the osteopathyResults: The results obtained show that there is a knowledge default of osteopathy as alternative medicine and the benefits that you could have from a manual processing.Conclusion: Complementary and Alternative therapies in Medicine should be considered as treatment options for to ensure a physiological development of the body of woman nine months of pregnancy is continually changing. For this aim, we suggest to encourage projects in osteopathy during pregnancies in family counseling using childbirth courses to inform medical, obstetrician and nurse staff and women. We hope for a successful collaboration among the professional figures that with their passion are dedicated to the prevention and care of the pregnant woman.
|Titolo:||The woman in pregnancy: Body care by knowing of alternative medicine|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|