Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

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Midwifery

  1. Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childbirth

    Food for Thought

    Edited by Lorna Davies, Ruth Deery

    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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  2. High Risk Maternity Care

    By Tina Moore, Chris Bewley

    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 January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

    By Kuldip Bharj, Mari Phillips

    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 September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Traumatic Childbirth

    By Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Sue Watson

    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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Law and Ethics for Midwifery

    By Elinor Clarke

    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 January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Maternity

    By Rosemary Mander, Jo Murphy-Lawless

    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

  7. Breastfeeding and Medication

    By Wendy Jones

    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

  8. Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth

    A Guide for Midwives, 2nd Edition

    By Denis Walsh

    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

  9. Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home

    A Practical Guide for Midwives

    Edited by Mary Steen

    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

  10. Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers

    A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals

    By Maria Pollard

    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

  11. Obstetrics by Ten Teachers, 19th Edition

    Edited by Philip N. Baker, Louise Kenny

    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

  12. Gynaecology by Ten Teachers, 19th Edition

    Edited by Ash Monga, Stephen Dobbs

    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

  13. Home Birth

    The Politics of Difficult Choices

    By Mary L. Nolan

    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

  14. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth

    Edited by Lorna Davies, Rea Daellenbach, Mary Kensington

    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

  15. Examination of the Newborn

    A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Helen Baston, Heather Durward

    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

  16. Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth

    Phenomenological Approaches

    Edited by Gill Thomson, Fiona Dykes, Soo Downe

    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

  17. Becoming a Midwife

    Edited by Rosemary Mander, Valerie Fleming

    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

  18. Depression in New Mothers

    Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives, 2nd Edition

    By Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

    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

  19. Birth Crisis

    By Sheila Kitzinger

    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

  20. Breastfeeding in Hospital

    Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line

    By Fiona Dykes

    '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