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Stories in Midwifery. Reflection, Inquiry, Action. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5350030
  • Book
  • March 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science

Stories in Midwifery 2nd edition presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of women, midwives, students, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers midwifery students and practicing midwives an extraordinary perspective on a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery, including continuity of care, perinatal mental health, complex pregnancies, homebirth, and assisted reproductive techniques, among others.

Available as a print or eBook this valuable resource builds empathy and understanding, and provides examples of innovative approaches to woman-centred care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action. The teaching and learning strategies assist in developing skills, attitudes and mindfulness for working in partnership with women in various settings including the home, community, hospitals, clinics and birth centres.

Most importantly, Stories in Midwifery provides a much-needed consumer voice for women, their families, and their midwives.

. Including 18 chapters, each presenting a variety of stories from women, midwives, and families around a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery.
. 24 video stories embedded in the eBook present personal accounts from a range of lived experiences.
. Reflection, inquiry and action provide the framework for the teaching and learning strategies for each story, aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
. Weblinks, references and readings are included for further reading and research.
. Transcripts of all interviews are included in the back of the book
. An eBook included in all print purchases
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Chapter 1: Continuity of midwifery care
Chapter 2: Homebirth
Chapter 3: Vaginal breech birth
Chapter 4: Having a baby in your 40s
Chapter 5: Grand multiparity
Chapter 6: Rural and remote midwifery
Chapter 7: Caesarean section
Chapter 8: Same-sex parenting
Chapter 9: Young mothers
Chapter 10: Indigenous mothers and midwives
Chapter 11: Fathers
Chapter 12: Multiple pregnancy
Chapter 13: Perinatal mental health
Chapter 14: Complex pregnancies
Chapter 15: Grief and loss
Chapter 16: Assisted reproductive techniques
Chapter 17: Vaginal birth after caesarean section
Chapter 18: Privately practising midwives
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Christine Catling Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Allison Cummins

MEd, BN, Midwifery Certificate

Lecturer in Midwifery

Course Coordinator, Master of


Faculty of Health, University of

Technology, Sydney
Rosemarie Hogan


Lecturer in Midwifery

Director of Midwifery Studies

Faculty of Health, University of

Technology, Sydney
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