Midwifery: Best Practice, Volume 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750654272, 9780702037573

Midwifery: Best Practice, Volume 1, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: Sara Wickham
eBook ISBN: 9780702037573
Imprint: Books for Midwives
Published Date: 24th January 2003
Page Count: 238

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This invaluable resource represents a select compilation of articles from issues of The Practising Midwife, which form the basis of a practical approach to pregnancy and childbirth. Practicing midwives and students will find this volume extremely useful, as it provides essential information on all aspects of midwifery.

Table of Contents

CHOICE: The disempowering concept of risk; Young, pregnant and pleased; Into the breach; Painful choices; Difficult decisions; HIV screening choices; The midwife 2010; Reflection/debate; PREGNANCY: How to calculate an EDD; Calculating an EDD; Antenatal visits; Maternal stress or anxiety during pregnancy; Pre eclampsia; From a different planet; Now just pop up here, dear; Reflection/debate; FOCUS ON: ANTENATAL EDUCATION: Early pregnancy sessions; Antenatal education: past and future agendas; Serving up nutrition...; Watch your language!; Asian women's maternity language course; LABOUR AND BIRTH: Childbirth in bed; Why should I do vaginal examinations; Assessing cervical dilation without VEs; Invasive actions in labour; Midwives and women...; Helping women through crises in their labour; Caring for women during the latent phase of labour; Birth without active pushing; Women's position in second stage; Occipito-posterior positioning; Reflection/debate; FOCUS ON: THIRD STAGE: Active versus expectant management; The Hinchingbrooke third stage trial; Don't manage the third stage of labour!; Further thoughts on the third stage; POSTNATAL: After the birth is over; Pain in early puerperium; To stitch or not to stitch?; How does it feel to you; Reflection/debate; FOCUS ON: ABUSE: Childhood sexual abuse and pregnancy; Domestic violence; Childbirth in women with a history of sexual abuse; Sexual assault; BREASTFEEDING: The carrot; Breastfeeding and bullying; Artificial feeding and risk; Successful preterm breastfeeding; Intrauterine pollution and human milk pollution; Breastfeeding - early problems; Stop taking the baby!; Reflection/debate; ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES: Evidence-based practice - the new dogma?; Labour and the raspberry leaf herb; How did it feel? Piles; Complementing practice; Osteopathy; Baby massage classes; Reflection/debate; STORIES AND REFLECTION: Pictures at a birth; Caring for Ann; A mother's experience of Edgeware Birth Centre; Taken to the limit; The D word; I'm a midwife!; Multiple sclerosis; Born before arrival; The coffee break epidural; Waterbirth and song; In praise of an unusual midwife; Mrs Silver rides again; I have a dream


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About the Author

Sara Wickham

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Midwifery Lecturer and Consultant