By Denis Walsh, Soo Downe

ISBN-10: 1405176989

ISBN-13: 9781405176989

ISBN-10: 1444317709

ISBN-13: 9781444317701

Intrapartum care has passed through profound alterations during the last 50 years. This e-book examines those adjustments and their intersection in midwifery perform, particularly their impression at the position of the midwife in the course of labour and delivery. Addressing quite a lot of issues surrounding general beginning, this specified and various publication offers an up to date, holistic assessment of present wisdom, study and perform.

The contributions from specialists within the box comprise dialogue of the evolution of intrapartum care and debates approximately childbirth schooling, in addition to beginning environments, labour rhythms, operating with ache, complementary cures and labour and sexuality. it really is a useful advisor for all midwives.

  • Evidence-based, bringing you totally updated with the most recent learn
  • Comprehensive and holistic exam of ordinary beginning perform, outlining the present kingdom of data and talents
  • Written by means of key specialists coming jointly for the 1st time

Chapter 1 Evolution of present platforms of Intrapartum Care (pages 1–11): Denis Walsh
Chapter 2 Debates approximately wisdom and Intrapartum Care (pages 13–29): Soo Downe
Chapter three Childbirth schooling: Politics, Equality and Relevance (pages 31–44): Mary Nolan
Chapter four start atmosphere (pages 45–61): Denis Walsh
Chapter five Labour Rhythms (pages 63–80): Denis Walsh
Chapter 6 proof for Neonatal Transition and the 1st Hour of lifestyles (pages 81–104): Judith Mercer and Debra Erikson?Owens
Chapter 7 Midwifery Presence: Philosophy, technology and artwork (pages 105–123): Holly Powell Kennedy, Tricia Anderson and Nicky Leap
Chapter eight abilities for operating with (the girl in) ache (pages 125–140): Rosemary Mander
Chapter nine Complementary cures in Labour: A Woman?Centred method (pages 141–158): Denise Tiran
Chapter 10 Midwifery talents for Normalising strange Labours (pages 159–190): Verena Schmid and Soo Downe
Chapter eleven Psychology and Labour adventure: start as a height event (pages 191–211): Gill Thompson
Chapter 12 Sexuality in Labour and delivery: An Intimate point of view (pages 213–234): Sarah Buckley
Chapter thirteen Spirituality and Labour Care (pages 235–251): Jenny Hall
Chapter 14 How Midwives may still Organise to supply Intrapartum Care (pages 253–274): Chris McCourt
Chapter 15 Feminisms and Intrapartum Care (pages 275–288): Mary Stewart
Chapter sixteen in the direction of Salutogenic start within the twenty first Century (pages 289–295): Soo Downe

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