Mayes' Midwifery: A Textbook for Midwives - 14th Edition - ISBN: 9780702052330, 9780702045967

Mayes' Midwifery: A Textbook for Midwives

14th Edition

Authors: Sue Macdonald
Paperback ISBN: 9780702052330
eBook ISBN: 9780702045967
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 19th April 2011
Page Count: 1034

Key Features

  • New chapters on essential contemporary issues:
    • Vulnerable women
    • Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context

  • Evidence-based information to guide best practice
  • Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters
  • Reflective activities

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Midwife in Context

1 The global midwife

2 A history of the midwifery profession in the United Kingdom

3 Statutory framework for practice

4 The midwife as a lifelong learner

5 Evidence-based practice and research for practice

6 Leadership and management in midwifery

7 Governance in Midwifery

8 Ethics and midwifery practice

9 Law and the midwife

10 Pharmacology and the midwife

Part 2 Childbirth in Context

11 Social, cultural and spiritual context of childbearing

12 Psychological context

13 Sexuality

14 The Health Service Context and Midwifery

15 Frameworks for the care of the child (Children Act) and Social Services

Part 3 Public Health, Health promotion and Childbirth

16 Epidemiology

17 Nutrition

18 Complementary therapies in maternity care: responsibilities of midwives

19 Health promotion and education

20 Preconception care

21 Education for parenthood

22 Physical preparation for childbirth and beyond, and the role of physiotherapy

23 Vulnerable women

Part 4 The anatomy and physiology of fertility, conception and pregnancy

24 Anatomy of male and female reproduction

25 Female reproductive physiology

26 Genetics

27 Fertility and its control

28 Infertility and assisted conception

29 Fertilization, embryonic, fetal and placental development

30 The fetal skull

Part 5 Pregnancy

31 Maternal and fetal responses to pregnancy

32 Confirming pregnancy and care of the pregnant woman

33 Antenatal investigations

34 The choice agenda and place of birth and care



Part 6 Labour and Birth

35 Physiological changes in labour

36 Care in the first stage of labour



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About the Author

Sue Macdonald

Affiliations and Expertise

Education and Research Manager and Lead Midwife for Education, Learning, Research and Practice Development Department International Office, Royal College of Midwives, London, UK