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The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

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Edited by Vicky Chapman, Edited by Cathy Charles

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 240mm x 19mm | 652g
  • Publication date: 11 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405161051
  • ISBN 13: 9781405161053
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 117,093

Product description

To practice effectively, midwives need to continually update their knowledge of pregnancy and birth. This fully revised and updated new edition of The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is a practical and accessible guide to providing midwifery care while promoting 'women-centred' care and normality. It explores important questions such as: Why are women not encouraged to make a birth plan for elective CS? If a VBAC woman declines continuous CTG monitoring then why shouldn't she use a waterbirth pool? If shoulder dystocia is anticipated, why not encourage all-fours birth in preference to a semi-recumbent position? Why are the needs of the delivering professional so often put before the advantages of upright postures for promoting descent of a second twin? This new edition incorporates the latest research and national guidelines, and includes new chapters on twins, caesarean section, bullying, risk management and IOL. By bringing together the latest midwifery information in a woman-centred way, The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook is an essential guide for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

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Author information

Vicky Chapman is a registered nurse and midwife. As a midwife Vicky has worked in a variety of hospitals and in the community setting. She believes that more women deserve supportive midwifery care that is evidence based and sensitive to their needs, as well as a genuine choice regarding place of birth. She is a mother of four children, including twins. Cathy Charles is a registered nurse and midwife. She has been a practising midwife since 1991 and a ventouse practitioner since 1998 and has worked as both a consultant unit midwife and a community unit midwife. She was formerly clinical audit & risk management co-ordinator and a supervisor of midwives and has lectured at various universities on risk management, midwifery practice and community based maternity care.

Review quote

FROM THE 1ST EDITION: "This is a useful guide for all midwives and a worthwhile text to have on the shelves in the labour room. It book promotes midwifery practice in both normal birth and where complex situations occur. Each chapter has a standard approach, making it an easy reference guide." Review by: Julia Magill-Cuerden, principal lecturer, Thames Valley University. Review published in Intermid.co.uk: the online archive of peer-reviewed midwifery articles

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To practice effectively, midwives need to continually update their knowledge of pregnancy and birth. This fully revised and updated new edition of "The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook" is a practical and accessible guide to providing midwifery care while promoting 'women-centred' care and normality. It explores important questions such as: Why are women not encouraged to make a birth plan for elective CS? If a VBAC woman declines continuous CTG monitoring then why shouldn't she use a waterbirth pool? If shoulder dystocia is anticipated, why not encourage all-fours birth in preference to a semi-recumbent position? Why are the needs of the delivering professional so often put before the advantages of upright postures for promoting descent of a second twin? This new edition incorporates the latest research and national guidelines, and includes new chapters on twins, caesarean section, bullying, risk management and IOL. By bringing together the latest midwifery information in a woman-centred way, "The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook" is an essential guide for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Labour & Normal Birth . Cathy Charles. Chapter 2: Vaginal Examination & Artificial Rupture of the Membranes . Vicky Chapman. Chapter 3: Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring in Labour . Bryony Read. Chapter 4: Perineal Trauma & Suturing . Vicky Chapman. Chapter 5: Examination of the Newborn Baby at Birth . Caroline Rutter. Chapter 6: Home Birth . Janet Gwillim Chapter 7: Water for Labour & Birth. Cathy Charles & Vicky Chapman. Chapter 8: Slow Progress & Malpresentations/Malpositions in Labour. Vicky Chapman. Chapter 9: Asisted Birth: Ventouse & Forceps . Cathy Charles. Chapter 10: Caesarean Section . Cathy Charles. Chapter 11: Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section. Vicky Chapman. Chapter 12: Preterm Birth . Vicky Chapman & Sian McLaughlin. Chapter 13: Breech Birth . Lesley Shutter. Chapter 14: Twins and Higher Order Births . Jo Coggins. Chapter 15: Haemorrhage . Sheila Miskelly. Chapter 16: Emergencies in Labour & Birth . Sheila Miskelly. Chapter 17: Neonatal & Maternal Resuscitation. Nick Castle. Chapter 18: Induction of Labour . Mary-Lou Elliott. Chapter 19: Pre-Eclampsia . Annette Briley. Chapter 20: Stillbirth & Neonatal Death . Cathy Charles & Barbara Kavanagh. Chapter 21: Bullying & Assertiveness . Hilary Field. Chapter 22: Risk Management, Litigation & Complaints. Cathy Charles. Chapter 23: Intrapartum Blood Tests . Julie Davies. Chapter 24: Medicines & The Midwife . Vicky Chapman & Sheila Miskelly