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Aromatherapy in Pregnancy: A Complementary Approach to Care [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2020; 51(1): 49-52 | DOI: 10.16948/zktipb.431968

Aromatherapy in Pregnancy: A Complementary Approach to Care

Gazme Teskereci1, Ilkay Boz2
1Akdeniz University Kumluca Faculty of Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nursing Department, Antalya, Turkey
2Akdeniz University Faculty of Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Nursing, Antalya, Turkey

Structural and functional changes that occur in pregnancy can affect women’s physically and psychologically health and quality of life negatively. In this article, it is aimed to review the evidence-based studies carried out aiming at preventing, reducing or improving the symptoms in pregnant process using aromatherapy. When the literature is examined, studies investigating the effect of aromatherapy on nausea and vomiting, fatigue, energy level, anxiety, anger, parasympathetic nerve activity, stria gravidarum, pruritus, backpain in pregnancies have been reached. It shows that there is a need for high quality randomised control trials related to the effect of aromatherapy on symtoms in pregnancy.

Keywords: pregnancy, symptom, complementary therapies, aromatherapy

Gazme Teskereci, Ilkay Boz. Aromatherapy in Pregnancy: A Complementary Approach to Care. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2020; 51(1): 49-52

Corresponding Author: Gazme Teskereci, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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