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Midwifery Best Practice

ISBN-10: 0750675403
ISBN-13: 9780750675406
Edition: 2008
Authors: Sara Wickham
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Description: This is Volume 5 in the Midwifery: Best Practice series. Each of the volumes in this Series is built around the familiar core of four main topic areas relevant to midwifery: pregnancy, labour / birth, postnatal and stories / reflection - and also  More...

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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

This is Volume 5 in the Midwifery: Best Practice series. Each of the volumes in this Series is built around the familiar core of four main topic areas relevant to midwifery: pregnancy, labour / birth, postnatal and stories / reflection - and also includes a number of 'focus on.' sections. These are different in each volume and reflect a wide range of key and topical issues within midwifery. Each volume builds upon the others to provide a comprehensive library of articles that shows the development of thought in key midwifery areas. Volume 5 offers a range of wholly new topic areas within the 'focus on.' sections covering: 'the birthing environment', 'women, midwives and risk', 'holistic health' and 'working/international stories'. A practical reference source containing a wide range of articles, research and original material in an easily accessible format Volume 5 offers a more interactive learning experience by inviting midwives to create their own questions before reading the articles, and then returning to these afterwards for reflective thought Diverse opinions on selected topics provide a comprehensive resource for debate and discussion Unique approach includes ideas on how to turn reading into professional development activities Includes 60 articles from The Practising Midwife (2004-5);4 research articles from Midwifery (2004-5); 3 articles from The Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health (2003-5); and 5 original articles commissioned for this book.

Women and midwives
Women, midwives, partnership and power
Conflicting ideologies as a source of emotion work in midwifery
Advice on advice
Developing a maternity unit visiting policy
Handle with care!
Protecting the public - from me
The landscape of caring for women: a narrative study of midwifery practice
Midwives: praise and beyond
Topics for further reflection
Focus on The Birthing Environment
How women choose where to give birth
Home birth: a social process, not a medical crisis
Home birth: safe as houses?
The influence of maternity units' intrapartum intervention rates and midwives' risk perception for women suitable for midwifery-led care
Birth centres: a success story
Defining and developing the birth centre
Improving the birthing environment (parts 1 and 2)
Topics for further reflection
Pregnancy
Tell me a story
Getting parent education right
Fears and feelings in second-time pregnancy
Women's needs from antenatal care in three European countries
Women's experiences of unexpected ultrasound findings
TTP and me
A guide to less common antenatal blood tests
The assisted conception pregnancy
Asking the question: antenatal domestic violence
Preventing infant allergies
Topics for further reflection
Focus On . Women, Midwives and Risk
Blood transfusion: the hidden dangers
Coagulation disorders (1) Deep vein thrombosis: breaking the silence
Coagulation disorders (2) Pulmonary embolism
An early warning system for pre-eclampsia
Topics for further reflection
Labour and Birth
Births that taught me important lessons
Unlocking the potential for normality
Lambs to the slaughter
Water: what are we afraid of?
Routine cord blood gas analysis: an overreaction?
Need to know: vaginal birth after caesarean (part 1)
Need to know: vaginal birth after caesarean (part 2)
Does pethidine relieve pain?
More than a cuddle: skin-to-skin contact is key
To cut or not to cut?
Smile for your sphincter
Topics for further reflection
Focus On . Holistic Health
Ice massage for the reduction of labor pain
Float like a butterfly. yoga and birth
Giving birth on the beach: hypnosis and psychology
A time to bloom
Ginger: an essential oil for shortening labour?
Rebirthing birth
Topics for further reflection
Life After Birth
The 'golden orb' of the postnatal period: a midwife's role in the process of integrating a renewed self story in a mother following birth
Let's ban water torture
Cochrane made simple: topical umbilical cord care at birth
Don't mention the 'B' word!
Maternal breastfeeding positions: have we got it right? (1)
Maternal breastfeeding positions: have we got it right (2)
A randomised controlled trial in the north of England examining the effects of skin-to-skin care on breast feeding
Expression of love
Breastfeeding peer support in Doncaster
Topics for further reflection
Focus on Working
International Stories
Empowering women in Nagorno-Karabakh
Birth and death in Sierra Leone
Caring for mama and pikinini in Papua New Guinea
On mission with Medecins Sans Frontieres
Contraception Education in Brazil
Home Thoughts from Abroad
Topics for further reflection
Stories and Reflection
A midwife reborn
Let's be realistic
The birth of Nuno
Sitting in judgement: a personal reflection
Managing cord prolapse at a home birth
Celebrating the 'art' of midwifery

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