Mayes' Midwifery: A Textbook for Midwives
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Mayes' Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes' Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice.show more

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  • Paperback | 1034 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 42mm | 1,982.19g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • BAILLIERE TINDALL
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 14th Revised edition
  • Approx. 383 illustrations
  • 0702052337
  • 9780702052330
  • 24,228

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Student commentsIt is a great introduction to the world of midwifery. Easy to read in understandable languageshow more

Table of contents

Part 1 The Midwife in Context 1 The global midwife 2 A history of the midwifery profession in the United Kingdom 3 Statutory framework for practice 4 The midwife as a lifelong learner 5 Evidence-based practice and research for practice 6 Leadership and management in midwifery 7 Governance in Midwifery 8 Ethics and midwifery practice 9 Law and the midwife 10 Pharmacology and the midwife Part 2 Childbirth in Context 11 Social, cultural and spiritual context of childbearing 12 Psychological context 13 Sexuality 14 The Health Service Context and Midwifery 15 Frameworks for the care of the child (Children Act) and Social Services Part 3 Public Health, Health promotion and Childbirth 16 Epidemiology 17 Nutrition 18 Complementary therapies in maternity care: responsibilities of midwives 19 Health promotion and education 20 Preconception care 21 Education for parenthood 22 Physical preparation for childbirth and beyond, and the role of physiotherapy 23 Vulnerable women Part 4 The anatomy and physiology of fertility, conception and pregnancy 24 Anatomy of male and female reproduction 25 Female reproductive physiology 26 Genetics 27 Fertility and its control 28 Infertility and assisted conception 29 Fertilization, embryonic, fetal and placental development 30 The fetal skull Part 5 Pregnancy 31 Maternal and fetal responses to pregnancy 32 Confirming pregnancy and care of the pregnant woman 33 Antenatal investigations 34 The choice agenda and place of birth and care Part 6 Labour and Birth 35 Physiological changes in labour 36 Care in the first stage of labour 37 Care in the second stage of labour 38 Pain, Labour and women's choice of pain relief 39 Care in the third stage of labour 40 The pelvic floor Part 7 The Newborn Baby 41 Physiology, assessment and care Part A Newborn physiology Part B Assessment and care of the newborn 42 Thermoregulation 43 Infant feeding 44 The pre-term baby and the small baby 45 Respiratory and cardiac disorders 46 Neonatal jaundice 47 Infection 48 Congenital anomalies, fetal and neonatal surgery, and pain 49 Metabolic and endocrine disorders 50 Sudden infant death syndrome Part 8 The Postnatal and Neonatal Period 51 Content and organization of postnatal care 52 Morbidity following childbirth Part 9 Problems and Disorders of Pregnancy, Childbearing and Birth and their Management 53 Nausea and vomiting 54 Bleeding in pregnancy 55 Medical disorders of pregnancy 56 Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 57 Sexually transmitted infections 58 Abnormalities of the genital tract 59 Multiple pregnancy 60 Pre-term labour 61 Procedures in obstetrics 62 Induction of labour and post-term pregnancy 63 Rhythmic variations of labour 64 Malpositions and malpresentations 65 Disproportion, obstructed labour and uterine rupture 66 Shoulder dystocia 67 Presentation and prolapse of the umbilical cord 68 Complications of the third stage of labour 69 Maternal mental health and psychological problems 70 Grief and bereavement Part 10 the Future 71 Midwives for the 21st centuryshow more

About MacDonald

Sue has been a midwife for over 30 years, and believes passionately in the contribution that midwives can make to the lives of women, babies and families. This has driven her career path and practice in clinical midwifery, education and research. Sue is is currently undertaking an MPhil/PhD at Middlesex University looking at compassionate care from womens and midwives perspectives. Sue is a midwife and educationalist by background. After qualifying as a nurse at Guy's Hospital, she trained as a midwife and, following a year working in Australia, returned to practice as a midwife in London and in Dorset, working in all areas of maternity services. Sue completed the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and then moved into midwifery education, completing a Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults. Sue designed the first 'direct entry' midwifery programme in London, based on her own original 'patchwork' design. She was Principal Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education (LME) at the Middlesex University, London, and developed a range of innovative continuing education courses for midwives from initial degree to Masters level. Sue worked at the Royal College of Midwives for ten years as the research and education manager and LME, and in this role supported key national education initiatives including the RCM examination of the newborn learning module; RCM return to midwifery practice programme, the RCM education strategy 'Valuing Practice' and overseas pre-registration curricula. She managed the PEARLS research project sponsored by the Health Foundation. Her RCM role included acting as a media spokesperson on midwifery and neonatal issues. More recently, Sue has been working as an independent midwife consultant, and has been involved in a major UNICEF programme overseas, has developed and curated a number of major national conferences, and has designed electronic learning materials. She has edited the previous 13th and 14th editions of Mayes Midwifery. She received an Honorary Fellowship from the RCM in June 2014.show more

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