Health care professionals need to make rapid decisions under pressure to prevent and manage adverse outcomes during childbirth. Using an enquiry-based learning approach, this book offers a straightforward but comprehensive guide to emergency care, with scenarios throughout and expert commentary from a Supervisor of Midwives.
The new edition of this highly acclaimed step-by-step guide continues to offer readers with the relevant physiology, evidence-base and rationale for the key midwifery skills. Authored by experienced practitioners and educationalists, Skills for Midwifery Practice 4e will be ideal for all midwifery students, both from within the UK and worldwide.
Embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike and interwoven with case studies, this balanced and compelling textbook is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs.
Suitable for student midwives, medical students and paramedics, this title contains 14 common pregnancy and childbirth emergency scenarios to help prepare student midwives for life in practice. It covers the principles, pathology and skills involved in a range of birthing scenarios.
A guide to continuing professional development needs and meeting the Post-Registration Education and Practice (PREP) requirements. It ensures that the health and wellbeing of the mother, baby and family remain at the forefront of care.
Describes the essentials of obstetric practice. This book presents various issues from the field such as the physiology of reproduction, antenatal care and disorders in pregnancy, and labour and the puerperium period.
Focussing on the topics that are important to Midwifery students, this title introduces evidence-based practice, ethics, woman-centred care, pharmacology, risk management and clinical governance. It also includes chapters on the topics of Obesity, Perineal trauma and Infection control.
Research indicates that at least one in ten new mothers experience post-natal depression, yet there is little help available to sufferers. The book raises awareness of the illness and the destructive effect it can have on individuals and families. It offers positive suggestions and practical advice, based on personal and professional experience.
A guide to introducing solid food that enable your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. This book shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts.
Breastfeeding is easy when you follow your baby's natural instincts. Forget stressful routines, painful breasts and problems with milk supply. With practical advice on interpreting your baby's needs, this title explains in simple terms how breastfeeding works and why staying in tune with your baby is the key to effortless feeding.
This third edition of the highly-regarded handbook in obstetrics and gynaecology serves as a practical guide for diagnosing and managing common problems and emergencies. It is essential for everyone working in the field.
A guide to pregnancy and birth straight from the midwife's mouth. This book provides knowledge, wisdom and stories about pregnancy, birth and mothering young children that aren't so widely talked about. It reveals everything a pregnant women and new mums need to know with a good dose of humour and wit.
This unique and bestselling handbook provides midwives with everything they need for successful practice. It contains concise, practical and expert guidance on all aspects of the midwife's role, from pre-conceptual advice to the final post-natal examination of the mother and baby.
Offers comprehensive recipes and meal plans to follow so the entire family can take part in making your child a happy and confident eater. This book also includes: simple advice on how to start; essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety; and, ideas for quick snacks and lunch boxes as well as desserts and family dinners.
Introduces parents to a fresh approach to feeding their child, allowing the baby to join in with family meals right from the start of the weaning process. This book offers fast, simple recipes so that the entire family can take part in making your baby a happy and confident eater, no matter what the pressures are on your time.
Embarking on IVF - or any assisted fertility treatment - can be a very demanding experience, but the right physical, nutritional and emotional support can lessen these stresses increase your chances of success. This title offers an explanation of various aspects of fertility and addresses the issues involved in using assisted conception.
Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.
Part of the popular Ten Teachers series, this book provides a detailed account of care of the normal neonate, including the minor health problems that midwives are expected to deal with on a daily basis.
Teaches parents how to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are, and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them. Believing that babies need to become part of the family, the author has developed a programme that works with infants as young as a day old.
A guide to childbirth. It explains why the natural birthing process, when left to its own devices, can proceed so beautifully on its own. It teaches you: how to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting; tips for maximising your chances of an unmedicated labour and birth; and, the risks of anaesthesia and caesareans.
A comprehensive collection of tools and practical advice for students and health professionals working within neonatal care. In its 'quick to navigate' pocket sized format this book offers fantastic support for those on the ward, starting a placement or in a new role.
Offers what you need to know to perform competent and safe maternal and neonatal nursing care. This title covers fundamentals, such as fetal development, legal issues, and ethical issues; family planning, including advantages and disadvantages to contraception methods; infertility; and perinatal periods, from conception to labor.
Explores the health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding. This guide is filled with helpful advice, medical facts and real-life stories that can help mothers understand how and why breastfeeding works and how they can use it to more deeply connect with their children and their own bodies without fear, inhibition, or embarrassment.
This eighth edition of La Leche League's bestselling guide to breastfeeding has been retooled, refocused and updated for today's mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home mums, single mums and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book's range of nursing advice, stories, and information. With all-new photos and illustrations.
Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.
In an age where birth has often been overtaken by obstetrics, Dr Dick-Read's philosophy is still as fresh and relevant as it was when he originally wrote this book. Essential reading for all parents-to-be, childbirth educators, midwives and obstetricians!
Sheila Kitzinger, passionate campaigner for women's and babies' rights, childbirth educator and author, describes the experiences that have shaped her since childhood and the enormous changes that have taken place over the last 50 years on the subject of birth.