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Table 2 Perceived usefulness of Scientific evidence recommended therapies

From: Use of alternative and complementary therapies in labor and delivery care: a cross-sectional study of midwives’ training in Catalan hospitals accredited as centers for normal birth

For pain relief in labour Nothing or any Regular Rather or much Total:
Acupuncture needles applications N (%) 10(55.5) 5 (27.7) 8 (44.4) 18 (100)
Perineum compresses 3 (3.6) 17 (20.5) 63 (75.9) 83 (100)
Hydrotherapy 7 (8.8) 5 (6.3) 67 (84.8) 79 (100)
Hypnosis 2 (20) 3 (30) 5 (50) 10 (100)
Water injections 8 (34.7) 5 (21.7) 10 (43.4) 23 (100)
Massage 4 (4.8) 18 (21.4) 62 (73.8) 84 (100)
Relaxation techniques 7 (5) 43 (30.7) 90 (64.2) 140 (100)
Deep-breathing exercises training 6 (3.8) 44 (28) 107 (68.1) 157 (100)
Postural therapy 2 (1.8) 18 (15.9) 92 (82.1) 112 (100)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation 8 (38) 4 (19) 9 (42.8) 21 (100)