• Homeopathic remedies for self-adminstration during childbirth

      Calvert, Jan; Steen, Mary; Leeds Complementary Therapy Centre; Royal College of Midwives/University of Central Lancashire (Mark Allen Publishing, 2007-03)
      The first of two articles. This article discusses a study that assessed the usage and impact of providing a self-administered kit of homeopathic remedies at the end of pregnancy, childbirth, and post-childbirth. The study was undertaken at the hospital and at home. Nineteen women in south Leeds participated in this study between September 2005 and February 2006.
    • Homeopathy for childbirth: Remedies and research

      Steen, Mary; Calvert, Jan; University of Central Lancashire; Royal College of Midwives (2006-11)
      This article discusses the use of homeopathy during childbirth with an overview of a multidisciplinary research study.
    • Self-administered Homeopathy part 2: A follow up study

      Steen, Mary; Calvert, Jan; Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Mark Allen Publishing, 2007-06-01)
      This paper discusses a follow up study that used a semi-structured interview technique to further explore the experiences of women and their partners following the use of a specifically chosen homeopathic kit that included ten remedies that were self-administered.The interview data demonstrated that women and several birth partners experienced positive emotional, psychological and physical benefits from using the kit of homeopathic remedies. Implications: Self administered homeopathic remedies have the potential to promote a women-led approach to childbirth and an active supportive role for the birth partner. The findings will form the foundations to undertake further research in this field.