In this new and revised edition of her classic book, Sheila Kitzinger explores the universal experience of pregnancy and birth. She looks closely at the place of birth, how women move in childbirth and what is done to help them and examines the bond traditionally formed between mothers and midwives.
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.
How to choose and use fragrant essential oils to alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, as well as problems such as nappy rash and teething. The book includes an A-Z reference guide to essential oils.
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.
For those working in maternity care who seek the evidence base for therapeutic approaches, this title offers a guide to the principles and practice of complementary therapies, and their application to expectant and new mothers and their babies.
The Roar Behind the Silence provides information, inspiration and practical suggestions to support maternity care workers, policy makers, and maternity care funders across the world in their quest to deliver sensitive, compassionate and high quality maternity services.
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.
A readable textbook on the law relating to midwifery practice which discusses the legal issues arising in typical situations encountered by midwives. Written by a well-known author of many books on legal aspects of healthcare.
Primary: Student midwives, predominantly in years 1 & 2 of their programme, and those about to begin their course Secondary: Midwives returning to practice/undertaking a Return to Practice programme; Students on Access to health & social care programmes; Midwifery care assistants; Prospective midwifery students .
Newborn babies are examined within the first 6 to 72 hours after their birth to rule out major congenital abnormalities and reassure the parents that their baby is healthy. This practical text provides midwives and other practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the holistic examination of the newborn infant.
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 companion to the best-selling "Myles: Textbook for Midwives", this workbook can be used in combination with Myles or any other Midwifery textbook, to extend and consolidate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of childbearing.
Offers a framework of ethics specific to midwifery and derived from midwifery practice that takes ethical discourse beyond literature, proposing strategies for ethical practice based on findings arising out of the profession itself.
Describes young people's thoughts and feelings before and after an abortion, and includes their experiences in the long term. This book increases understanding and stimulates discussion of abortion issues without bias, and incorporates political, religious, social, physical and mental considerations in its approach.
Written for midwives, this book provides guidance to the topics of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance. It explains relevant terms in the context of practical midwifery. It describes implementing clinical governance through the practical application of the various components of a quality midwifery service, with relevant examples.
This text is an attempt to make the medical literature on a variety of key obstetric issues accessible to people who lack the time, expertise, access, or proximity to a medical library. It covers caesarean issues, pregnancy and labour management and provides a review of approaches.
Suitable for students, this title makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating. It features information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife.
Written by a team of experts from the National Childbirth Trust, this guide is intended to help you through your pregnancy and the first three months with your baby - covering all aspects from finding out you're pregnant to the first days at home.
This much-needed text provides guidance for health care professionals on the issues and controversies surrounding screening and on good practice in the use of screening tests. The role of the UK National Screening Committee is explored, along with the problems faced when implementing screening programmes in developing countries.
At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing.
Based on real life accounts from mothers who have experienced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Focusing on grief, motherhood and maternal identity, this book provides health and social care professionals with practical insights to improve professional practice.
Deals with the safe and appropriate use of reflex zone therapy in pregnancy, labor and the puerperium, focusing on evidence-based practice, professional accountability and application of knowledge of the therapy related to reproductive physiology. This title includes a section on conception, infertility and sub-fertility.
Midwives play a key role in enhancing relationships between a child and its parents for future well being. This book explores how the pressures inherent in the transition to parenting, and individual and social circumstances may make it difficult for mothers to respond sensitively to their babies' needs.
When this text was published two decades ago, it put the mother-daughter relationship and female psychology on the map. The text was recently chosen by "Contemporary Sociology" as one of the ten most influential books of the 25 years between 1974 and 1999.
Bereavement is a difficult issue for midwives to manage and families suffer when the care they receive is inadequate or inappropriate. Adopting a research-based approach, this book aids midwives in providing effective care and support to those who experience loss. It covers perinatal and neonatal loss; termination for foetal abnormality; and more.
Containing practical suggestions for each topic, this title is intended for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. It aims to offer a positive first step for bereaved parents and their families, providing support and guidance to help resolve the grief and enable them to look to the future with hope.
A book about the psychological journey women make when they become pregnant, give birth and adjust to life after childbirth. It focuses on three main issues: the experience for women, their families and caregivers, the psychological needs of women and their families at this time and the best way for caregivers to meet these psychological needs.
The explosion of information in midwifery makes it hard for practitioners and students to keep up. This book reviews and analyses the important topics and key professional issues with which midwives must be familiar and the underpinning theory and concepts, on which clinical practice must be built.
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.
Shows you how following your baby's lead can help you develop a strong and loving relationship from birth. This book helps you find out how to: understand your baby's true needs; recognise what your baby is trying to tell you; manage sleep, feeding and crying gently and without stress; and support your baby's natural desire to learn.
An abundance of new information in the area of fetal alcohol exposure has prompted this supplement to an earlier bibliography covering the years 1973-1984. This volume contains 1818 entries arranged alphabetically by author, with citations listed chronologically.
The latest volume in this series revisits topics particularly pertinent to the postnatal period. It makes a timely contribution to the literature in the context of recent developments in the organisation of midwifery care, the emphasis on woman-centred care and empowerment, and the reclaiming by midwives of the normal birth and puerperium.