Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship

1st Edition

Theory for Practice, Education and Research

Authors:

  • Kathleen Fahy
  • Maralyn Foureur
  • Carolyn Hastie
    • Print ISBN 9780750688703

    Key Features

    • Links new research findings to birth environments and outcomes.
    • Describes the elements of an ideal birthing environment.
    • Suggests how to modify existing maternity services to achieve optimal results.
    • Investigates the links between the experiences of women and babies, and outcomes.
    • Explores the effects of legal and socio-political factors.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Section 1: Theories and Practices

    1 Power and the Social Construction of Birth Territory

    2 Theorising Birth Territory

    3 Midwifery Guardianship: Reclaiming the Sacred in Birth

    4 Territories of the Self and Spiritual Practices During Childbirth

    Section 2: Physiology and the Physical Space

    5 Creating Birth Space to Enable Undisturbed Birth

    6 The Spiritual and Emotional Territory of the Unborn and Newborn Baby

    7 Creating Physical Space

    Part 1 The moving, feeling and dreaming body guides architectural design

    Part 2 Putting the principles into practice

    Section 3: Midwives, Obstetricians and the Maternity Services

    8 Being a midwife to midwifery: transforming midwifery services

    9 Birth Territory: The role of the obstetrician

    10 From Ideal to Real: The interface between Birth Territory and the Maternity Service Organisation

    Glossary
    Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    198
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Books for Midwives
    Print ISBN:
    9780750688703