It Shouldn't Happen to a Midwife!

Author: Jane Yeadon

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845024230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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As the Swinging Sixties continue, Jane Yeadon is ready to start her training as a midwife. With general nursing already under her belt, it's time for a whole new adventure - and another very steep learning curve.When she arrives at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast, Jane soon meets a host of new and intriguing characters. As well as the usual glacial matron who can turn tears to ice, Jane makes friends with fellow nurses Timid Marie, English Cynthia and Strong-minded Margaret, and together they tackle the challenges ahead and discover that there are very few straightforward births in the maternity business and an awful lot to learn. But it's not all work and no play for the nurses as they spread their wings and find out that their new home has plenty of fun and games on offer too.It Shouldn't Happen to a Midwife! is a warm-hearted and uplifting account of the trials and tribulations of a trainee midwife in the 1960s. And as Jane Yeadon finds out, some things just shouldn't happen to a midwife - but they usually do!

The Midwife's Child

Author: Sarah Morgan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460375467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A brilliant new consultant joining a busy Obs and Gynae unit should be good news - except Jed Matthews is the last person Brooke wants to see again. Her shock at coming face to face with the man who ha brought her body and soul to life for one magical night six years ago pales beside the realization that Jed is eventually going to discover her secret. Brooke had her reasons for disappearing, but will Jed ever understand them—especially when he meets her young son, Toby…?

A Complicated Heart

How Working as a Judge, Lawyer, and Midwife Taught Me What Really Matters

Author: Sheri A. Raphaelson

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611392691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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These inspiring true stories portray the life of a dual career lawyer and midwife. Come along on an unusual journey filled with humor, sadness, social awkwardness, self doubt, ethical dilemmas, and cultural lessons. Visit inmates in prison, argue to a jury, and sentence a heroin addict. Deliver babies at home in rural New Mexico, and poor hospitals in the Caribbean and Africa. Through the intimate style of the author, look directly into the hearts and minds of the criminals, women in labor, their babies, and everyone else her odd life brings her in contact with, including a dead cow. Be surprised at the emotion and beauty you can find in death, a jail cell, the back of a police car, and other unlikely places. These compelling stories will bring you closer to finding your personal answer to “What does it all mean?”

Mistletoe, Midwife...Miracle Baby

Author: Anne Fraser

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459220102

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Scottish midwife Ellen Nicholson is over the moon when things go from professional to personal with dreamy doctor Sean Jamieson! Then her world crashes down when she discovers the baby she's carrying could put her life at risk. But when she looks into Sean's gorgeous eyes, something tells Ellen they'll hold out for a Christmas miracle—together.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 9744

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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Tales of a Midwife

Author: Maria Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755362756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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Maria Anderson trained as an NHS nurse and went on to become a midwife, a job she has adored for over twenty years. After fainting whilst attending her first three births, Maria went from nervous trainee to assured midwife and in her brilliant memoir she recounts the highs and lows of life inside the maternity unit. From frantic fathers and breaking her hand during a traumatic home birth, to witnessing the delivery of quads and the ultimate devastation of assisting the delivery of a stillborn baby, Maria has had an extraordinary career. Tales of a Midwife is a funny, poignant and heart-warming account of a devoted midwife.

Precious Babies

Pregnancy, birth and parenting after infertility

Author: Kate Brian

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122060

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Infertility never leaves you no matter what the outcome is - it does shape you and it shapes the way you bring your children up. One in six couples finds it difficult to conceive, and many thousands of babies are born in the UK every year as a result of fertility treatment. For women who finally have that long-awaited positive pregnancy test, the expectation is that they will now be the same as any other pregnant woman. The reality is that the experience of infertility continues to resonate during pregnancy, birth and often long afterwards. Packed with case histories and informed by expert advice, this is the first book to address the specific practical and emotional issues experienced by women who have struggled to become pregnant and provides much-needed reassurance and support. Contents include: The long-awaited positive result; Pregnancy; Birth; The early days; Postnatal depression; Family life; Trying again; An only child; More than one (twins etc); The teenage years and beyond; Donor families; Miscarriage.

Always the Midwife

Author: Alison Roberts

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460381696

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The perfect midwife… Dedicated midwife Sophia Toulson always has a baby to hold—it's a special part of her job that helps her cope with her infertility. But sometimes a girl just wants to have fun—and hunky motorbike-riding paramedic Aiden Harrison has the perfect proposition… The perfect fling! Aiden devotes his life to his injured brother and his patients—he never dates a woman more than three times. Sophia should be his ideal fling…but he soon realizes that three dates may never be enough!

The Midwife's Christmas Miracle

Author: Jennifer Taylor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146037682X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The midwife's Christmas wish—a mistletoe proposal When bubbly midwife Lucy Harris meets Dr Max Curtis, she has no trouble believing his reputation as Dalverston's resident playboy! She longs to be immune to his killer smile and dark good looks, but every time she sees Max's tenderness towards his tiny patients her frozen heart thaws a little… Max's flings are only ever short and sweet. But there's something about caring Lucy that has him thinking long-term… As Christmas draws close, and the village's festive lights twinkle, Max's thoughts turn from medicine…to marriage!

Spanish Doctor, Pregnant Midwife

Author: Anne Fraser

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459221346

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Midwife Annie Thomas dotes on the tiny lives she brings into the world, even though she can never have a child of her own. Then a miracle happens—one amazing night with devastatingly attractive Dr. Raphael Castillo results in pregnancy! Fiery Spaniard Raphael is determined to be part of his baby's life! But when their precious little girl is born dangerously early, all renowned obstetrician Raphael can do is put his strong arms around Annie and tell her he'll be there...whatever happens. But in Penhally, miracles really do happen. Now Raphael must convince Annie that their adorable baby isn't the only one who's captured his heart....

Mayes' Midwifery E-Book

A Textbook for Midwives

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702045969

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

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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. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

Midwifery Essentials: Antenatal E-Book

Author: Helen Baston,Jenny Hall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042536

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Antenatal is the second title in the Midwifery Essentials series and looks at the provision of safe and effective antenatal care, exploring the role of the midwife in the context of professional and national guidance. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred maternity care. Models of care and the range of professionals involved The booking history and involving the woman in decisions Optimising and monitoring maternal health throughout pregnancy Blood tests and antenatal screening for fetal abnormality Monitoring the growing fetus Facilitating women to prepare for birth. Models of care and the range of professionals involved The booking history and involving the woman in decisions Optimising and monitoring maternal health throughout pregnancy Blood tests and antenatal screening for fetal abnormality Monitoring the growing fetus Facilitating women to prepare for birth. Midwifery Essentials consists of a series of four pocketbooks, based on the popular and successful ‘Midwifery Basics’ articles published in ‘The Practising Midwife’ journal. They have been written in response to many requests from students, midwives and supervisors to combine these articles into a handy text. The books remain true to the style of the articles and have been updated and expanded to create a user-friendly source of information on different aspects of midwifery care. They will stimulate debate and require the reader both to reflect on their current practice, local policies and procedures and to challenge care that is not woman centred. There are many dimensions to the provision of woman-centred care that practitioners need to consider and understand so the series is based on the principles of holistic care, using a ‘jigsaw’ model as a framework. Each aspect of the jigsaw should be considered during the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of woman-centred maternity care, for example: how does a midwife obtain consent from a woman for a procedure, maintain a safe environment during the delivery of care and make the most of the opportunity to promote health? what are the professional and legal issues in relation to the procedure and is this practice based on the best available evidence? which members of the multi-professional team contribute to this aspect of care and how is it influenced by the way in which care is organised? Series features: Provides information essential for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth ‘Jigsaw’ model promotes holistic care Scenarios help readers understand the context of maternity care Activities encourage further exploration and debate.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Midwife's Tale

An Oral History from Handywoman to to Professional Midwife

Author: Billie Hunter,Nicky Leap

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829984

Category: History

Page: 214

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What was it like to be a midwife before the foundation of the NHS? What stories do women tell about their births before hospital births became routine???The Midwife's Tale is a fascinating oral history of the lives of mothers and midwives in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on interviews conducted by Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap, this book tells the stories of these women, in their own words.??Widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1993, this new twentieth anniversary edition opens up these intriguing, poignant and sometimes humorous accounts for a new readership.??As seen in Discover your History magazine

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Midwife's Mistletoe Baby

Author: Fiona McArthur

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460344324

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Christmas baby, New Year bride? It's Christmas in Lyrebird Lake, but nine months after midwife Maeve's magical night with Rayne Walters she's preparing for the birth of her baby—alone. Rayne's arrest the morning-after-the-night-before left Maeve reeling, and his refusal to reply to her letters in prison has left so many questions unanswered… On Christmas Day, Maeve is shocked by Rayne's arrival. But not as shocked as Rayne when he discovers that Maeve is heavily pregnant…with his baby! Can Rayne put right his mistakes and convince her that this time he's here to stay?

It Can't Happen Here

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698152700

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“The novel that foreshadowed Donald Trump’s authoritarian appeal.”—Salon It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst

Spiritual Midwifery

Author: Ina May Gaskin

Publisher: Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1570679584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Spiritual Midwifery is considered by many to be the bible of the home birth movement. This classic book on natural childbirth introduced a whole generation of women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. At a time when higher levels of technology were the wave of the future, the home birth movement testified to the naturalness and normalcy of the birthing process-even the sacredness of it. Ina May Gaskin, the author, is a powerful advocate for a woman's right to give birth without excessive and unnecessary medical intervention. Now in its fourth edition, her voice is needed as much now as then. In today's climate of unprecedented numbers of cesarean sections and induced labor, knowledge of this birthing process enables women to make informed choices regarding their maternity care and delivery options. The birthing stories and section on care of the newborn are valuable to anyone about to become a parent.

Midwife's Baby Bump

Author: Susanne Hampton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146038170X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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One night… Student midwife Flick has given up on finding "the one," so she certainly doesn't expect to be swept off her feet by gorgeous surgeon Tristan Hamilton at the hospital ball…or for them to end up in bed together! With consequences! Three months later Tristan's life is turned upside down when Flick crashes back into his life…with a baby bump!

The Secrets of Midwives

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466852631

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?