Honors College Thesis

 

Use of Medicinal Herbs During the Childbearing Year Among Direct-Entry Midwives in the Pacific Northwest Public

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/honors_college_theses/g158bk39m

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract
  • Midwives in the Unites States frequently prescribe herbs and other complementary and alternative therapies for the common complaints of pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Although many studies have reported quantitative data on midwives utilization of herbs, this research aims to convey ethnographic information on midwives use, beliefs, and perceptions of herbal therapies in the Pacific Northwest United States. Midwife subjects (n=6) participated in open-ended, semi-structured interviews, which were later transcribed and coded for themes. We identified four overarching themes: a) Herbs as supportive therapy, b) the need to balance CAM therapies with pharmaceuticals, c) Herbs as commonly combined with diet and exercise interventions, and d) Herbal therapies as a key component of the Midwifery Model of Care™. We concluded that midwives all used herbs, but in varying capacities. Additionally, midwives prefer to let women’s bodies heal themselves before turning to an intervention of any kind, whether it is herbal or pharmaceutical. This research represents the first qualitative study on midwives utilization of herbs, more research is needed to broaden the communal knowledge utilization of herbal therapies by midwives during pregnancy. Keywords: herbs, childbearing year, midwives, pregnancy
License
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Non-Academic Affiliation
Rights Statement
Publisher
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2016-06-13T16:04:56Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1THESIS_FINAL_06092016.pdf: 3199334 bytes, checksum: cdb416376decf9bbb6218668e89a51a5 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Madison Delmendo (delmendm@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-06-09T17:49:16ZNo. of bitstreams: 1THESIS_FINAL_06092016.pdf: 3199334 bytes, checksum: cdb416376decf9bbb6218668e89a51a5 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2016-06-13T16:04:56Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1THESIS_FINAL_06092016.pdf: 3199334 bytes, checksum: cdb416376decf9bbb6218668e89a51a5 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

In Collection:

Items