Reference 2018-746

REF:           2018-746

Subject:       Complementary therapies in maternity

 

Request:

1. How many births are there per annum at the unit where you work?

Less than 1000

1001-2000

2001-3000

3001-4000

4001-5000

5001-6000

6001-7000

7001-8000

8001-9000

9001-10000

10000+

 

2. What is your annual % of women undergoing induction of labour for postdates pregnancy rate?

Less than 2%

2 – 5%

5 – 7%

7 – 10%

>10%

 

3. Does your Trust have a Clinical Lead or Service Lead for the use of complementary therapies?

Yes

No

Don’t know

If yes:

Name of clinical lead or service lead

Job Title

 

4. What care pathway does your Trust use for women with postdates pregnancy?

Local Trust guideline

No specific Trust guideline, but follow the RCOG green-top guidance

None

Don’t know

 

5. If your trust has a complementary therapy service or clinic what provision is made for women with postdates pregnancy?

Reflexology treatment

Aromatherapy treatment

Acupuncture treatment

Osteopathy

Homeopathy

Massage

Healing

Bowen Technique

Emmett Technique

Combination treatment (if so please state combination)

No complementary therapy service

Other

 

6. If your Trust offers a complementary therapy treatment for women with postdates pregnancy, on average how many weeks gestation is the treatment offered?

<40 weeks

40+1 weeks- 41 weeks

41+1 weeks- 42 weeks

Open appointment/woman’s choice

Whenever the service is available

Not applicable (no complementary therapy service)

 

7. Please select from the list below those professionals who are qualified as complementary therapists and routinely involved in the provision of complementary therapy services in the unit where you work (please select all that apply).

Gynaecologist

Midwife

Obstetrician

Nurse

Doula

Complementary therapy volunteers

Other (please specify)

Don’t know

 

8. Who refers women to this complementary therapy service (please select all that apply)?

A midwife on the antenatal clinic

A midwife on the antenatal ward

A community midwife

An obstetrician

A doula

Complementary therapy volunteers

Other (please specify below)

 

9. Is routine membrane sweeping offered to women during a complementary therapy treatment?

Yes

No

 

10. Following a complementary therapy treatment for postdates pregnancy, on estimate how many women still require an induction of labour?

Less than 10%

11%-20%

21%-30%

31%-40%

41%-50%

51%+

Don’t know

 

11. If complementary therapies are used to support induction of labour, do you collect data about the effectiveness of the treatments or service?

Yes

No

Don’t know

 

12. If a multi-centre research study is funded regarding interventions to improve service provision and reduce postdates induction of labour using complementary therapies, might you be interested in participating or contributing?

Response:

Yes

No

 

If Yes, please provide the following details

Name

Contact details (Telephone/email)

Institution

Address for correspondence

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2018-746 – FOI Request – Complementary therapies in maternity [133 kb] PDF