The New Midwifery
Science and Sensitivity in PracticeBy
- Lesley Ann Page
- Rona McCandlish
Practicing as a midwife today requires not only good clinical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and emotional changes a woman experiences before and after birth. This book combines scientific knowledge with the more intangible skills needed for sensitive communication to provide the best possible care to the mother and her family. The second edition of this celebrated text vividly explores the various skills and approaches that lead to successful midwifery practice and uses care stories to bring these to life.
Practising midwives in developed countries; midwifery students in developing countries
Published: October 2006
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
'THE NEW MIDWIFERY 2ND EDITION combine scientific knowledge with the skills needed to provide the best possible care for the mother and her family.' The Practising Midwife, June 2006.
Section 1: Transition to Parenting and Relationships in Practice â Working with Women
1. What Women Want from Care Around the Time of Birth
2. First Relationships and the Growth of Love and Commitment
3. Becoming a Parent
4. Midwifery Partnership: Working âWithâ Women
5. The Politics of Involving Women in Decision Making
6. Supporting Midwives to Support Women
7. Working with Women: Developing Continuity of Care in Practice
8. The Birth of Twins: A Reflection on Practice
Section 2: Putting Science into Practice
9. Evidence-Based Care and Twins
10. Evidence-Based Midwifery: Finding, Appraising and Applying Evidence in Practice
11. Risk: Theoretical or Actual?
12. Why Do Research?
13. Jennaâs Care Story: Post-Term Pregnancy
Section 3: Promoting Healthy Birth, Using Midwifery Skills and the Organisation of Practice
14. A Public Health View of Maternity Services
15. Reducing Inequalities in Childbirth: The Midwifeâs Role in Public Health
16. Keeping Birth Normal
17. Being with Jane in Childbirth: Putting Science and Sensitivity into Practice