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The Midwife s Labour and Birth Handbook

Author : Vicky Chapman
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Praise for the previous edition: “…An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

The Midwife s Labour and Birth Handbook

Author : Vicky Chapman
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Praise for previous editions: “An excellent resource for both student midwives andqualified staff alike.” (Alison James, MidwiferyLecturer, Plymouth University) "A lovely book with a lot of practical advice and easy tonavigate. (Jayne Samples, Midwifery Lecturer, University ofHuddersfield) This fully revised and updated third edition of TheMidwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook is a practical andaccessible guide to midwifery care. It addresses important questions such as: Why are women being pressured into caesarean section for breechpresentation when the evidence is equivocal? If a baby needs assisted ventilation breaths at birth, why notbring the ambubag to the baby and leave the cord intact so the babycan benefit from the extra maternal oxygen supply? Why is skin-to-skin contact at birth so rarely offered topreterm babies when there is evidence of benefit? This well-regarded text promotes normality and woman-centredcare, using research, evidence-based guidelines and anecdotalaccounts from women. It challenges practice and guidelines whichare biased or based on poor evidence. Guidance is offered on how todeal with difficult, sometimes controversial, situations. The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook 3rdedition is an essential guide for both student midwives andexperienced practising midwives. New to this edition: Full colour photographs including a kneeling breech birth Suturing diagrams to assist left-handed midwives. Expanded chapters on slow progress in labour andmalposition/malpresentations, including a rare photograph of a facepresentation birth.

Home Birth Practice

Author : American College of Nurse-Midwives
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Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Author : Janet Medforth
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Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it. The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy and birth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings, and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

Emergencies Around Childbirth

Author : Maureen Boyle
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Focusing on emergencies for midwives, this handbook is designed to enhance confidence, knowledge and skills. It provides an easy-to-use resource for practising midwives to build on their understanding of urgent or emergency situations, and explores the range of actions that can be taken by midwives at hospital, a birth centre or at home. It also covers the less common conditions that can complicate pregnancies. With contributions from highly experienced midwives, it provides key information on high-risk medical and obstetric situations, contains relevant information on litigation and also examines conclusions from The Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

Author : Janet Medforth
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Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you. Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psychosocial care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.

Handbook for Midwives

Author : Henry Fly Smith
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Preparing for Active Birth Handbook

Author : Janet Balaskas
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This handbook was originally written for parents-to-be attending Janet Balaskas's Active Birth course. Over the years it has become more comprehensive. The contents cover the definition and physiology of an active birth and also include information about complementary and medical back up that may be helpful, or necessary, during the different phases of labour and birth. It is an deal companion to your antenatal classes.Giving birth is an instinct - it happens when your baby is ready to leave the womb. For the majority of women, labour has the potential to progress normally with no complications. You may not need any help other than the space and privacy to get on with it, the loving presence of your chosen companion and the motherly care of a skilled midwife.However, birth is an unknown adventure and what will happen is unpredictable, so it's best to keep an open mind along with your dreams and strong intentions for your birth. If you need to combine active birth wisdom with medical intervention, the the information in this book will help you to minimise any potential side effects, to stay in charge and to remain a confident and empowered participant in the birth of your baby.

The Christian Childbirth Handbook

Author : Jennifer Vanderlaan
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Providing Christian expectant parents with the tools and information they need to plan for the arrival of their new baby. Applying Biblical principles to the process of giving birth while exploring the wide variety of options available to today's families allows parents to make the best decisions regardless of the circumstances surrounding their baby's birth.

A Midwife s Handbook

Author : Constance Sinclair
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A Midwife's Handbook is designed to provide nurse midwives with quick access to important clinical information. Within each chapter, topics are arranged alphabetically to further ease the access of the information. The overall objective of this handbook is to provide information for the practitioner that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises. Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout, such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician. This outstanding new resource will also integrate alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with the complete care alternatives. Provides nurse midwives quick access to important clinical information that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises. Consistent presentation in each chapter begins with a brief definition of the problem, diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and concludes with a decision-making tree to assist in the decision making process. Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout to provide the practitioner with important information such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician. UNIQUE! Integrates alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with complete care alternatives.

A Handbook of Midwifery

Author : Sir Comyns Berkeley
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The Labour Ward Handbook second edition

Author : Leroy Edozien
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The Labour Ward Handbook, second edition, is a succinct manual that provides detailed clinical practice guidelines for the care of women in labour. Dealing more with the practice than the theory of labour ward management, this book is designed to be a ready guide for use in the delivery suite by the busy clinician. The format has been specifically designed to make retrieval of information quick and simple. Relevant pages can be reproduced and filed in the patient's case-notes thus serving not only as an aide memoire and checklist, but also as a supplementary record of the care provided. The Labour Ward Handbook is essential reading for practising obstetricians of all grades, midwives, labour ward managers, and all other medical professionals who are interested in the conduct of labour and risk management in the delivery suite. Key Features Checklists and bullet points for quick and straightforward guidence 'Further reading' at the end of each section Compliant with RCOG and NICE guidelines Builds on a very popular first edition If you work on the labour ward, this is the book to have with you at all times.

The Labor Progress Handbook

Author : Penny Simkin
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Praise for the previous edition: "This…edition is timely, useful, well organized, and should be in the bags of all doulas, nurses, midwives, physicians, and students involved in childbirth." –Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary. This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths. Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.

Skills for Midwifery Practice

Author : Ruth Johnson
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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044809. This highly acclaimed step-by-step guide provides the relevant physiology, available evidence and rationale for each clinical skill. In a highly readable format, 'Skills for Midwifery Practice' offers self-assessment and short summaries, as well as detailed instruction on achieving a range of clinical skills. Tells you everything you need to know about: Abdominal examination Assessment of maternal and neonatal vital signs Infection control Hygiene needs Elimination management Drug administration Intrapartum and other related childbearing skills Assessment of the baby Infant nutrition Phlebotomy and intravenous therapy Moving and handling Perioperative skills Wound management Restricted mobility management Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the woman and baby An essential midwifery textbook that covers the fundamental practical tasks required of the student Clear layout ensures easy access to information Highly illustrated to aid understanding Designed to improve competency when delivering basic skills Expanded chapter on the skills used during the first stage of labour Application of national guideline for the management of care Postnatal examination Discussion of the use of infrared touch/non-touch thermometry techniques Specific information on locating pulse sites More on SATS monitoring Increased information on the skills for the second stage of labour, infant feeding and daily examination of the baby Greater reference to infection control protocols and the reduction of hospital-acquired infections.

Examination of the Newborn

Author : Helen Baston
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This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for midwives and other practitioners concerned with neonatal examination of the newborn infant. It encourages the reader to view each mother and baby as unique, taking into account their experiences preconceptually, antenatally and through childbirth. The text covers: normal fetal development parent's concerns and how to respond to them the events of labour and delivery the clinical examination of the neonate the identification and management of congenital abnormalities accountability and legal issues. This all-in-one text is designed so that each chapter can be read independently and contains useful summaries, scenarios and appendices for student and practicing midwives and other practitioners.

Midwifery

Author : Sally K. Tracy
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Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

The Labor Progress Handbook Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia

Author : Penny Simkin
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This is the first comprehensive compilation of problem-based, low cost, low risk measures to prevent or treat difficult labor. These measures are logically used before higher-cost, higher-risk interventions. The book is arranged so that a busy midwife can find desired information quickly using flowcharts, plentiful illustrations, and minimal text presented in a systematic approach to specific conditions. The book also provides sections of more detailed text for use when the reader has time to consider the same topics more deeply. The text is carefully tied to research sources, and integrates ideas originating in both the medical model and the midwifery model of birth.

Fundamentals of Midwifery

Author : Louise Lewis
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Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.

Juta s Clinical Guide for Midwives

Author : Diana Du Plessis
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This concise clinical-skills manual for South African midwifery students provides a full range of updated, evidence-based norms and standards to enable midwives and other health-care professionals to give quality, up-to-date medical care. Clear explanations on midwifery subjects tailored to the South African market couple with expert guidance on the midwifery skills used during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the neonatal period to create an ideal guidebook for students just entering this medical field as well as for career professionals seeking a refresher on the modern practices and technologies used.

Handbook of Midwifery for Midwives

Author : Prussia (Germany). Ministerium der Geistlichen, Unterrichts- und Medizinal-Angelegenheiten
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