Revisiting Waterbirth

Author: Dianne Garland

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137604956

Category: Medicine

Page: 281

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Forlagets beskrivelse: The use of warm water immersion throughout the birthing process is renowned for its physical and psychological benefits, yet waterbirth is still vastly underrepresented as a birthing method across the globe. Now going into its second edition, Dianne Garland's popular and authoritative text guides the reader through the clinical, practical and organisational considerations for delivery in water. Drawing on the author's own extensive experience, the book explores: [1] the history and evolution of hydrotherapeutic theory. [2] the specific skills and specialist care required for attending births in this setting. [3] key research and debates surrounding the many aspects of waterbirth. [4] practical guidance on engaging with parents when promoting waterbirth as an option.From an internationally renowned and respected midwife, this new edition retains the personal and engaging style that made the first edition so popular. The book is enhanced with photos taken from the author's own travels around the world, and features a wealth of interactive material - including an expansion of the Birth Story feature, whereby first-hand accounts of waterbirth from both mothers and practitioners worldwide provide an often moving conclusion to each chapter. With a strong focus on developing practitioners' knowledge and skills in this area, enabling them to confidently offer waterbirth as a safe and viable option, this classic text is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone with academic, professional or personal interests in waterbirth.

Promoting Normal Birth

Research, Reflections & Guidelines (British Edition)

Author: Sylvie Donna

Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing

ISBN: 1906619069

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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An international collaboration of lecturers, practitioners and researchers. Each chapter considers a topic relevant to normalising maternity care. Topics include: routine interventions epidurals physiological third and fourth stages longer labours and approaches to monitoring / intervention most effective models of care birth centres home birth mental health doulas reasons for intervention links between research and practice harmonising models of birth caseload midwifery including 'normality' on medical training courses the symbolic value of birth developments in China, the UAE, Brazil and other countries where dramatic changes are taking place (e.g. in sub-Saharan Africa) the 'natural' caesarean individual agents for change intrapartum best practice ways of supporting women labouring without pharmacological pain relief water birth VBAC the role of regulatory bodies ways of publicising your work communication for best results review of progress and pointers for future research. Questions and extracts provide stimulating reflection and seminar material. For midwives, obstetricians, GPs, doulas and other maternity caregivers. "I strongly recommend this book to midwives, obstetricians, doctors and hospital administrators. It carefully reviews the scientific data." Marsden Wagner-who was director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization for 15 years, before his retirement. Questions and extracts provide stimulating reflection and seminar material. For midwives, obstetricians, GPs, doulas and other maternity caregivers. "I strongly recommend this book to midwives, obstetricians, doctors and hospital administrators. It carefully reviews the scientific data." Marsden Wagner-who was director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization for 15 years, before his retirement"

The Midwife's Labour and Birth Handbook

Author: Vicky Chapman,Cathy Charles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111923509X

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Praise for the previous edition: “...An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.

Rapid Midwifery

Author: Sarah Snow,Kate Taylor,Jane Carpenter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119023386

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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A concise, pocket-sized, rapid reference handbook on all key areas of midwifery, aimed at students and newly qualified staff. Covers a broad range of midwifery topics which are mapped against the 6Cs essential to compassionate midwifery care Each section is structured around the key criteria used in midwifery examinations Bite-sized information supported by the latest evidence-base, making it the perfect revision tool for OSCEs and written examinations Every chapter includes key points, essentials of midwifery care, professional accountability, and links to further resources

Waterbirth; an Attitude to Care

Author: Dianne Garland

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230421346

Category:

Page: 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... best thing the stranger can do is to forget the Irish Question and look at the Irish. If he looked at them simply and steadily, as he would look at the natives of an entirely new nation with a new name, he would become conscious of a very strange but entirely solid fact. He would become conscious of it, as a man in a fairy tale might become conscious that he had crossed the border of fairyland, by such a trifle as a talking cow or a haystack walking about on legs. For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I think wisely, did not even know what the Irish meant by Home. Men have talked about Unionism; but they have never even dared to propose Union. A Unionist ought to mean a man who is not even conscious of the boundary of the two countries; who can walk across the frontier of fairyland, and not even notice the walking haystack. As a fact, the Unionist always shoots at the haystack; though he never hits it. But the limitation is not limited to Unionists; as I have already said, the English Radicals have been quite as incapable of going to the root of the matter. Half the case for Home Rule was that Ireland could not be trusted to the English Home Rulers. They also, to recur to the parable, have been unable to take the talking cow by the horns; for I need hardly say that the talking cow is an Irish bull. What has been the matter with their Irish politics was simply that they were English politics. They discussed the Irish Question; but they never seriously contemplated the Irish Answer. That is, the Liberal was content with the negative truth, that the Irish should not be prevented from having the sort of law they liked. But the Liberal seldom...

Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth

A Practical Guide

Author: Melissa D. Avery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612000

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide provides an overview of current evidence and a range of practical suggestions to promote physiologic birth within the United States healthcare system. Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience. Contributors discuss recent research and other published information and present a range of ideas, tools, and solutions for maternity care clinicians, including midwives, nurses, physicians, and other members of the perinatal team. An invaluable resource, Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have practical guide for those involved in all aspects of pregnancy and birth.

Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review Guide

Author: Mark Dutton

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076379757X

Category: Medical

Page: 588

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Begin the task of studying for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) by concentrating on those subject areas where you need the most help! Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review Guide includes a bound-in online access code for JB TestPrep: PTA Exam Review. Both resources provide thorough exam preparation help for physical therapist assistant candidates preparing to sit for the certification exam. Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review Guide incorporates thorough overviews of exam content consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the NPTE for PTAs detailing the fundamentals of the profession, the body’s systems, and therapeutic procedures, and providing dedicated chapters on pediatrics, geriatrics, and pharmacology. Study questions in each chapter test reader comprehension; “Key Points” boxes highlight important information throughout; and tables and figures provide visual points of reference for learners. JB TestPrep: PTA Exam Review is a dynamic, web-based program includes interactive exam-style questions with instant feedback providing answers and explanations for review and study. Test-takers can also complete a full final exam and browse their results, including a performance analysis summary that highlights which topics require further study. All exam results are saved for later viewing to track progress and improvement. KEY FEATURES • Presents detailed content overviews consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the NPTE content • Includes basic, helpful information on taking the NPTE for PTAs • Contains the latest AHA CPR guidelines • Provides a variety of exam-style questions with answers and explanations • Gives instant feedback to sample exams in the online program Appendices Include: Guide For Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant; Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant; Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy; The 24-hour Clock; and Units of International Measure By the time you are done with the Physical Therapist Assistant Exam Review Guide and JB TestPrep: PTA Exam Review, you will feel confident and prepared to complete the final step in the certification process—passing the examination!

The Midwife-Mother Relationship

Author: Mavis Kirkham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137132760

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

Theory for Midwifery Practice

Author: Rosamund Bryar,Marlene Sinclair

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344380

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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This new edition of a highly regarded classic midwifery text encourages critical thinking about the art and science of midwifery. Promoting the idea that thinking directly affects practice, it offers a clear explanation of the concepts, theories and models that shape effective evidence-informed care for women. A host of expert contributors join best-selling author Rosamund Bryar in this extensively updated and reworked edited collection, which: captures the expansion of midwifery research that has tested and developed the field's traditional theory base highlights the value of theory from other disciplines - from psychology to ergonomic design incorporates the professional experience of theorists from across the world. With engaging end-of-chapter activities, this insightful book challenges you to reconsider the knowledge at the heart of your own midwifery practice. It is the essential text on midwifery's growing theoretical framework for students and practitioners alike.

Pharmacology for Midwives

The Evidence Base for Safe Practice

Author: Sue Jordan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365701

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.

Supporting Women for Labour and Birth

A Thoughtful Guide

Author: Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317390989

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 254

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Fear of childbirth, the increasing use of epidurals and soaring caesarean section rates are the focus of much apprehension, debate, and controversy in contemporary maternity care. Across the world, support in labour has been shown to reduce obstetric interventions and improve outcomes for women and babies, yet women often report feeling unhappy with the support they receive. This textbook provides a clear and practical guide to supporting women in labour, looking at a range of techniques and approaches that promote a safe and positive experience of birth for women and their families. ? Written by two highly experienced midwifery authors, this text draws on up-to-date research, identifying how evidence can be applied to everyday practice. It includes narratives from women and practitioners, including midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and students. These are used to illustrate a range of situations where the quality of support is central to the quality of the experience and outcome. Supporting Women for Labour and Birth encourages readers to reflect on their experiences and examine the evidence provided by both research and the experiences of women and practitioners in order to explore how this could be incorporated into their practice.? The only book to deal directly with the practical and emotional issues associated with labour support, it is an ideal text for student midwives and an important reference for practising midwives, doulas and other childbirth practitioners.

Launching Your Career in Nursing and Midwifery

A Practical Guide

Author: Annabel Smoker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137362421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Gaining your first job as a nurse or midwife is becoming not only highly competitive but an increasingly more complex process. Get ahead of the other applicants with this practical guide offering application advice, interview preparation techniques, a comprehensive overview of the selection process and 'insider tips'.

Gentle Birth Choices

Author: Barbara Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of the original edition New parents are faced with a myriad of choices about pregnancy, labor, and birth. In Gentle Birth Choices Barbara Harper, renowned childbirth advocate, nurse, former midwife, and mother of three, helps to clarify these choices and shows how to plan a meaningful, family-centered birth experience. She dispels medical myths and reimagines birth without fear, pain, or violence. Harper explains the numerous gentle birth choices available, including giving birth in an independent birth center, at home, or in a hospital birthing room; finding a primary caregiver who shares your philosophy of birth; and deciding how to best use current technologies. She also provides practical advice for couples wishing to explore the option of using a doula or water during labor and birth to avoid the unwanted effects of drugs and epidurals. The Gentle Birth Choices DVD blends interviews with midwives and physicians and six actual births that illustrate the options of water birth, home birth, and vaginal birth after a prior Cesarean section. The DVD clearly reveals the strength of women during childbirth and the healthy and happy outcome of women exercising gentle birth choices. It is a powerful instructional tool, not only for expectant parents, but also for midwives, hospitals, birth centers, and doctors.

Obstetric Medicine

A Problem-Based Approach

Author: Catherine Nelson-Piercy,Joanna Girling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846285828

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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Recognition of the importance of maternal medicine is now reflected in the content of the MRCOG exam, core training and higher training in both obstetrics and medicine. This book approaches obstetric medicine from the point of view of real patients and clinical scenarios as well as model answers to exam questions. The book will be invaluable for trainees and consultants who want to ‘test themselves’.

Obstetric Evidence-Based Guidelines, Second Edition

Author: Vincenzo Berghella

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1841848255

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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This book, as well as complementary volume Maternal-Fetal Evidence Based Guidelines, aims to present the reader with the right information, with appropriate use of proven interventions and avoidance of ineffectual or harmful ones. It also rates the evidential base of the key references. The information is presented in an easy-to-access format by summarizing evidence succinctly and clearly in tables and algorithms. This volume reviews the evidence for best practice in obstetrics. New to this edition: New chapters on Jehovah's Witness patients and preconception care New references that have been assessed and graded in terms of their evidence base Management of all common procedures are included: Ultrasound and screening Caesarean delivery First trimester pregnancy loss Preterm birth Induced labour

Inducing Labour

Making Informed Decisions

Author: Sara Wickham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999806439

Category:

Page: 168

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When is it better to induce labour than to let a woman's body or baby decide the best time for birth? What are the pros and cons of waiting and of being induced? What about after the due date? When the baby is thought to be bigger than average? When the woman is older? If she had IVF? Or when her waters have broken earlier than usual? Induction of labour is an increasingly common recommendation and more and more women find themselves having to decide whether to let their body and baby go into labour spontaneously or agree to medical intervention. This book explains the process of induction of labour and shares information from research studies, debates and women's, midwives' and doctors' experiences to help women and families become more informed and make the decision that is right for them.

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

Author: Janet Medforth,Linda Ball,Angela Walker,Sue Battersby,Sarah Stables

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191070807

Category: Medical

Page: 888

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Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you. Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this is handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psychosocial care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.

Choosing Waterbirth

Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth

Author: Lakshmi Bertram

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612831497

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Waterbirth is an all-natural, gentle, pain-reducing, fulfilling, and empowering birthing method, in which mother and infant start their new life together in a relaxing and deeply familiar environment: warm water. But is it safe? How does water reduce the pain? And is it really more beneficial to your baby? In this complete guide to waterbirth, a yoga instructor and mother of five "water babies" relates her own experiences in the tub while providing the important information that every parent needs to understand, prepare for, and undertake waterbirthing: The basics of natural birthHow water immersion promotes the feeling of well-being while reducing painHow to locate birthing facilities, practitioners, and tubsExercises designed to relax and strengthen the motherHow to create the ideal birthing environmentPractical advise for breast-feeding, baby massage, and more In addition, Choosing Waterbirth contains a complete prenatal yoga program with exercises and breathing and relaxation techniques designed to prepare the mother for an easier labor and delivery. More than 80 photos, including some of the author giving birth in water, bring the experience vividly to life. If you are interested in creating a loving, positive, empowering, and fulfilling birth experience, Choosing Waterbirth will provide you with all the information, practical guidance, and insight you'll ever need.

Ocean Born

Birth As Initiation

Author: Chris Griscom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977224944

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 94

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Ocean Born Second Edition The world renowned book that revolutionized Child birthing! The long awaited reprint of Chris Griscom's breathtaking photographic journey of her unique birth experience in the Carribean Sea. A journey that has helped thousands of women find a sense of power and trust in their bodies and in the sacred act of conscious birthing.

Healthcare in the UK

Understanding Continuity and Change

Author: Ian Greener

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861346085

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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This book contends that attempts to reform the NHS can only be understood by reference to both the wider social and political context, and to the organisational legacies present within the NHS itself. It aims to give students an understanding that demonstrates an appreciation of the interactions between health policy, organisation and society.