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Table 3 Hospital resources of the 28 hospitals studied in reference to natural birth

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

Classification Therapies Resource owned hospitals. N (%) Number of hospitals that allow women bring home her remedy. N (%)
Biological techniques Phytotherapy 4 (14.3) 2 (7.14)
Orthomolecular medicine 0  
Mind-body medicine Hydrotherapy Bath 12 (42.9)  
Hot water bottles 21 (75)  
Shower 27 (96.4)  
Music therapy Radio-cd 22 (78.6) 2 (7.14)
  Perineum compresses 24 (85.7)  
Postural therapy Birth bed 27 (96.4)  
Balls 28 (100)  
Whole medical systems Homeopathy 3 (10.7) 5 (17.85)
Acupuncture needles 0  
Manipulative and body-based practices   Water injections 12 (42.9)  
Massage aromatherapy reflex therapy Massage oils 8 (28.6) 3 (10.7)
Essentials oils 4 (14.3) 3 (10.7)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS 9 (32.1)  
Energetic therapies Bach remedies 1 (3.6) 4 (14.28)