This accessible text includes information on the broad range of skills required by midwives working in community settings, providing practical guidance on issues such as supporting women with HIV/AIDS, issues surrounding domestic abuse, perinatal mental health, and pelvic girdle pain. Community Midwifery Practice will provide all midwives who work in community placements with a comprehensive, accessible tool designed to assist them in all aspects of their practice.
Chapter 2 Watching and waiting: the facilitation of birth at home.
Chapter 3 Home birth against advice.
Chapter 4 Physiological third stage of labour and birth at home.
Chapter 5 Teaching antenatal Classes how can midwives deliver?.
Chapter 6 Newborn screening revisited: what midwives need to know.
Chapter 7 Breast feeding and the role of the community midwife.
Chapter 8 Safeguarding children.
Chapter 9 Peri–natal mental health.
Chapter 10 Supporting pregnant women living with HIV.
Chapter 11 Domestic abuse Supporting women and asking the question.
Chapter 12 Pelvic Girdle Pain formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction