The book begins by exploring the historical and current research evidence in this area in detail, outlining the 'facts' and the questions which remain unanswered. The results of research carried out to expand midwifery knowledge in this area are also presented and discussed. A reflective approach is taken throughout, which raises critical questions of philosophy and practice relating to this and other areas of knowledge.
Introduction and background; Initial research; Subsequent research; The question of antenatal anti-D; The search for midwifery evidence; Philosophy and the question of iatrogenesis; Clinical and immunological factors; Placental physiology and the third stage; Positive intercessions; Supporting women making decisions; Midwifery and medical paradigms; Moving midwifery knowledge forward; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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- © Books for Midwives 2001
- 28th November 2000
- Books for Midwives
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Independent Midwifery Lecturer and Consultant