The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook 4th Edition (2018) (PDF) Vicky Chapman

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2018
  • Page Number: 164
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 6.81 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Vicky Chapman

Description:

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.

User’s Review:

This is an impressive guide which covers labour and birth from an experienced midwifes’ perspective.

All aspects are covered in good detail, with a focus on practical solutions to planning and many of the problems that arise. This includes mental aspects, patients previous childbirth experiences, and the presence of people during labour.

The layout is perfect with clear text and photos/diagrams, and you are never left wondering what is meant by phrases or vocabulary; everything is explained. This book would therefore be suited to people who speak english as their second language, where a more clinical/academic guide would possibly cause confusion.

In summary this is an excellent handbook and would suit anyone entering or already working in this field.

This is a clearly laid out textbook, aimed at student midwife’s. I work in a college where a number of students go on to study nursing and midwifery and so I was interested in this as a resource, to help answer questions from students interested in such courses.

This covers everything that practicing midwife’s, as well as students, need to know; it looks at labour, examinations, heart monitoring, examination of newborns, home births, caesarean sections, induction of labour and more. Informative, clear and with lots of references, for further reading.

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