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!

Midwives

A Novel

Author: Chris Bohjalian

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400032976

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A contemporary classic that has sold more than two million copies and was a selection of Oprah's original Book Club, Midwives is a compulsively readable novel that explores questions of human responsibility that are as fundamental to our society now as they were when the book was first published twenty years ago. On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby’s life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of stroke. But what if—as Sibyl's assistant later charges—the patient wasn't already dead? The ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt, forcing Sibyl to face the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience. Exploring the complex and emotional decisions surrounding childbirth, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

Baby Catcher

Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

Author: Peggy Vincent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743219341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the United States. Reprint.

Diary of a Midwife

The Power of Positive Childbearing

Author: Juliana Van Olphen-Fehr

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 221

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Based on the author's 13 years as a nurse-midwife, this book shows how women with low-risk pregnancies can be cared for by a midwife, allowing them to take control of the birth process and to avoid costly and traumatic interventions of drugs and surgery.

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…?

You and Your Bump

Simple steps to pregnancy wellbeing

Author: Emma Cannon

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447205413

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Written by a leading complementary fertility specialist, Emma Cannon, this companion for pre-conception, pregnancy and the postnatal period blends the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine with conventional Western medical practice. With her fusion approach, Emma offers advice to help mums-to-be prepare for labour and post-birth and solutions to pregnancy-related conditions. You and Your Bump gently takes you through each stage of your pregnancy with advice on: * Your general health and lifestyle, good nutrition and the link between emotions and physical health * Baby development and changes to your body * Common pregnancy conditions and treatments, with both Eastern and Western approaches * Preparing for labour and motherhood * How dads can help at each stage 'A brilliant book from a woman who knows what she's talking about. I adore Emma Cannon' Sophie Dahl 'Her unique approach to health and fertility bridges the gap between Western and Eastern medicine' Dr Tim Evans

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.

Midwifery

Preparation for Practice

Author: Sally K. Tracy,Carol Thorogood,Jan Pincombe,Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Category: Medical

Page: 976

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Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

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!

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!

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.

So You Want to be a Medical Mum?

Author: Emma Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199237581

Category: Education

Page: 223

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In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Most of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is 'How?' Not, of course, from a biological perspective, as doctors are all scientists at heart; but how do to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and copingas a pregnant doctor, there is the problem of finding information when it is most needed. This book addresses this problem, bringing a wealth of information together in one easy-to-use resource. Written by a new mother, who has faced the joys and frustrations of combining medicine and being a mother,this book is a "one stop shop" for all new mothers and mothers to be.

Nice Girl

Whatever Happened to Baby Tegan Lane

Author: Rachael Jane Chin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458795888

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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The story of Australian Keli Lane, water polo champion and elite private school teacher, who did not want children, yet became pregnant 5 times in 7 years. She had two abortions and three births. At no time did her family, friends and lovers know that Keli was pregnant. Two babies were adopted and one, Tegan Lane went missing. Keli has been charged with her murder. Tegan Lane went missing in 1996 and is now presumed dead. Most people would describe the baby's mother, Keli Lane, as a nice girl. She comes from a solid, popular middle class family in the Sydney suburb of Manly. Keli's father was once one of Manly's most successful first grade rugby union coaches. In her teens and early twenties, Keli was an elite water polo player who represented her state and her country. But at the peak of her sporting career, Keli secretly gave birth three times. Despite the fact that she was living at home with her parents and was in a long - term relationship with first grade rugby player, both her parents and Duncan claim they had no idea she had ever been pregnant. Keli Lane's extraordinary double life was exposed after Keli made false claims about her third child to an adoption agency. This led the NSW Department of Community Services to check on her history and it was discovered that, as well as having given birth to a first baby, who was adopted out, she had also given birth to a second - baby Tegan - in Sydney's Auburn Hospital on September 12, 1996. But Tegan had apparently disappeared. There was no birth certificate and no other records relating to her in any government database, school or adoption agency. Keli has consistently claimed that Tegan is alive and living with her father, but her story is now considered to be unreliable. In this probing, investigative work, Rachael Chin sifts through Keli's background for answers to this most baffling of cases. This book explores all this and more, providing a valuable backdrop to a fascinating and bizarre case.

Banishing Verona

A Novel

Author: Margot Livesey

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466815221

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A couple begins an intense affair, only to be separated abruptly-and perhaps irrevocably-in this surprising, suspenseful love story Zeke is twenty-nine, a man who looks like a Raphael angel and who earns his living as a painter and carpenter in London. He reads the world a little differently from most people and has trouble with such ordinary activities as lying, deciphering expressions, recognizing faces. Verona is thirty-seven, confident, hot-tempered, a modestly successful radio show host, unmarried, and seven months pregnant. When the two meet in a house that Zeke is renovating, they fall in love, only to be separated less than twenty-four hours later when Verona leaves abruptly, without explanation, for Boston. Both Zeke and Verona, it turns out, have complications in their lives, though not of a romantic kind. Verona's involve her brother, Henry, who is tied up in shady financial dealings. Zeke's father has had a heart attack and his mother is threatening to run away with her lover, all of which puts pressure on Zeke to take over the family grocery business. And yet he finds himself following Verona to Boston. As he pursues her, and she pursues Henry, both are forced to ask the perplexing question: Can we ever know another person? Deftly plotted and filled with unexpected twists, Livesey's Banishing Verona marks the arrival of another lyrical and wise novel from a writer whose work "radiates with compassion and intelligence and always, deliciously, mystery" (Alice Sebold).

A Son for Always

An Amish Cradle Novella

Author: Amy Clipston

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718001885

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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Carolyn and Joshua are thrilled to be pregnant with their first child together. Carolyn was just a teenager when she had her son, Benjamin, and she still feels solely responsible to secure his future. As Joshua watches Carolyn struggle to accept his support, he knows he has to find some way to convince her that she—and Ben—will always be taken care of.

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?”

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

When to Make a Change-and When to Let Go

Author: Eileen Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101144920

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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This wise book guides readers in discovering what they can—and should—change in their lives, accepting what they cannot, and discovering “the wisdom to know the difference.” Thousands of people have been moved by the famous last lines of the Serenity Prayer: God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. But how exactly can we know the difference? How can we acknowledge our true limits without negating the possibility for dramatic change? In this inspiring book, Eileen Flanagan draws on her own Quaker faith as well as a range of other religious and spiritual traditions to show readers how they can learn to listen to their own inner voice in determining when a change is needed in their lives or when instead acceptance is the answer. These lessons come to life through the inspiring stories of various individuals, including: · the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who talks about the power of forgiveness and her work to end the war; · A Katrina survivor who describes how she learned inner peace the hard way; · a family therapist who shares what he learned about accepting the things he cannot change from the car accident that left him paralyzed. This illuminating book leads readers to discover the serenity that comes when one has gained “the wisdom to know the difference.”

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!

The Princeling

The Morland Dynasty

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0748132902

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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1558: Elizabeth I is on the throne, though still challenged by Mary, and her Protestant faith threatens the Catholic Morland family. The reign of Elizabeth I means that the Morlands must seek new spheres of influence to restore their fortunes. John, heir to Morland Place, rides north to wed the daughter of Black Will Percy, the Borders cattle lord, and learns that the way to win her heart is through blood and battle. His gentle sister, Lettice, has also travelled north to marry the ruthless Scottish baron, Lord Robert Hamilton, and in the treacherous court of Mary, Queen of Scots, she has to learn the bleak and bitter lessons of survival.