- Language: English
- 26 Pages
- Published: November 2013
- Region: Spain
The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook. 3rd Edition
- Published: March 2013
- Region: Global
- 412 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Praise for previous editions:
“An excellent resource for both student midwives and qualified staff alike.” (Alison James, Midwifery Lecturer, Plymouth University)
"A lovely book with a lot of practical advice and easy to navigate. (Jayne Samples, Midwifery Lecturer, University of Huddersfield)
This fully revised and updated third edition of The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook is a practical and accessible guide to midwifery care.
It addresses important questions such as:
- Why are women being pressured into caesarean section for breech presentation when the evidence is equivocal?
- If a baby needs assisted ventilation breaths at birth, why not bring the ambubag to the baby and leave the cord intact so the baby can benefit from the extra maternal oxygen supply?
- Why is skin-to-skin contact at birth so rarely offered to preterm babies when there is evidence of benefit?
This well-regarded text promotes normality and woman-centred care, using research, evidence-based guidelines and anecdotal accounts from women. It challenges practice and guidelines which are biased or based on poor evidence. Guidance is offered on how to deal with difficult, sometimes controversial, situations.
The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook 3rd edition is an essential guide for both student midwives and experienced 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 and malposition/malpresentations, including a rare photograph of a face presentation birth. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 Labour and normal birth – Cathy Charles
2 Vaginal examinations and artificial rupture of the membranes – Vicky Chapman
3 Fetal heart rate monitoring in labour – Bryony Read
4 Perineal trauma and suturing – Vicky Chapman
5 Examination of the newborn baby at birth – Caroline Rutter
6 Home birth – Janet Gwillim and Cathy Charles
7 Water for labour and birth – Cathy Charles
8 Malpositions and malpresentations in labour – Vicky Chapman
9 Slow progress in labour – Vicky Chapman
10 Assisted birth: ventouse and forceps – Cathy Charles
11 Caesarean section – Cathy Charles
12 Vaginal birth after caesarean section – Vicky Chapman
13 Preterm birth – Charlise Adams
14 Breech birth – Lesley Shuttler
15 Twins and higher-order births – Jo Coggins
16 Haemorrhage – Sheila Miskelly
17 Emergencies in labour and birth – Sheila Miskelly
18 Neonatal and maternal resuscitation – Nick Castle
19 Induction of labour – Mary-Lou Elliott
20 Pre-eclampsia – Annette Briley
21 Stillbirth and neonatal death – Barbara Kavanagh and Cathy Charles
22 Risk management, litigation and complaints – Cathy Charles
23 Intrapartum blood tests – Vicky Chapman and Julie Davis
24 Medicines and the midwife – Vicky Chapman
Vicky Chapman Frimley Park NHS Trust.