Food for Thought
Making good nutritional choices can mean women optimise the outcomes of their birthing experience and offer their babies the best possible start in life. To support this, all health professionals who work with women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period need to have an appropriate...
Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge
Although midwives usually work with healthy women, sadly there are still occasions where medical intervention is necessary. In order to minimise the danger to mothers, it is vital that midwives can recognise deterioration and are aware of what action to take. Taking into account recommendations...
To Be Published July 19th 2014 by Routledge
At a time of upheaval for the NHS, this text discusses the contemporary social context and policy drivers affecting childbirth and maternity services in the UK, making clear links to practice throughout. Complex health and social care demands, and particularly the policy commitment to choice for...
To Be Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge
Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new...
Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge
Legal and ethical competence is a cornerstone of professional midwifery practice and an essential part of midwifery training. This is a unique and practical resource for student midwives Written by an experienced midwifery lecturer, this text draws on a wide variety of real life case studies and...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
The evidence surrounding the skills and approaches to support good birth has grown exponentially over the last two decades, but so too have the obstacles facing women and midwives who strive to achieve good birth. This new book critically explores the complex issues surrounding contemporary...
Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge
Sadly, women often feel they have no alternative but to give up breastfeeding, having being prescribed or purchased medication. In many cases, however, this is unnecessary. This book outlines the evidence-base for the use of medication during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and Medication presents a...
Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge
A Guide for Midwives, 2nd Edition
Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise...
Published November 1st 2011 by Routledge
A Practical Guide for Midwives
Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s...
Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge
A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals
Breastfeeding is a major public health issue. Breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs for their first six months. Research studies also show that breastfeeding doesn’t just help to protect infants from infection, but has other benefits such as reducing obesity and can help protect...
Published July 10th 2011 by Routledge
First published in 1917 as 'Midwifery', Obstetrics by Ten Teachers is well established as a concise, yet comprehensive, guide within its field. The nineteenth edition has been thoroughly updated, integrating clinical material with the latest scientific advances.With an additional editor and...
Published March 24th 2011 by CRC Press
First published in 1919 as 'Diseases of Women', Gynaecology by Ten Teachers is well established as a concise, yet comprehensive, guide within its field. The nineteenth edition has been thoroughly updated, integrating clinical material with the latest scientific advances.With an additional editor...
Published March 24th 2011 by CRC Press
The Politics of Difficult Choices
The rhetoric of choice is much used in UK health policy and home birth is one of the three options that women are entitled to choose between when deciding where to have their baby. However, many women making this choice run into considerable opposition from the maternity service. Home Birth: the...
Published November 7th 2010 by Routledge
Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery...
Published October 7th 2010 by Routledge
A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition
Newborn babies are examined within the first 6 to 72 hours after their birth to rule out major congenital abnormalities and reassure the parents that their baby is healthy. This practical text is a step-by-step guide for all practitioners who undertake this clinical examination. It is...
Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge
Qualitative research, particularly phenomenology, is increasingly popular as a method for midwifery and health-related research. These approaches enable rich and detailed explanations to be uncovered and bring experience to life. Important recommendations and practice- based implications may then...
Published June 6th 2011 by Routledge
What is the reality of being a midwife at the beginning of the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? Becoming a Midwife explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the...
Published August 18th 2009 by Routledge
Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives, 2nd Edition
Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD). This...
Published November 17th 2009 by Routledge
One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to...
Published May 31st 2006 by Routledge
Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line
'Breast is best' is today’s prevailing mantra. However, women – particularly first-time mothers – frequently feel unsupported when they come to feed their baby. This new experience often takes place in the impersonal and medicalized surroundings of a hospital maternity ward where women are 'seen to...
Published August 16th 2006 by Routledge