Midwifery: Best Practice, Volume 3 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750688468, 9780702037597

Midwifery: Best Practice, Volume 3, Volume 3

1st Edition

Authors: Sara Wickham
eBook ISBN: 9780702037597
Imprint: Books for Midwives
Published Date: 2nd March 2005
Page Count: 288

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Volume 3 in the Midwifery best practice series. This volume continues the theme of selecting the best of currently published material on pregnancy, labour and birth to provide a succinct review of key issues within midwifery. Additional original articles on selected topics have been included. Midwifery best practice is a unique series that has become essential reading on many midwifery courses.

Key Features

  • A practical reference source containing a wide range of articles, research and original material in an easily accessible format.
  • Diverse opinions on selected topics provide a comprehensive resource for debate and discussion.
  • Unique approach includes ideas on how to turn reading into professional development activities.
  • Can be used in a group environment to stimulate critical thought and reflection.

Table of Contents

52 articles from The Practising Midwife (2002)

6 research articles from Midwifery (2002)

5 original articles commissioned for this book

These articles will be grouped into nine sections, and each of the main sections will, as before, include an editorial introduction and a 'summing up' which will include ideas of how to turn reading into professional development activities.

1) Women, Midwives and Choice

2) Focus On ... Families

3) Pregnancy

4) Focus On ... Spirituality

5) Labour and Birth

6) Focus On ... Loss, Bereavement and Grief

7) Life After Birth

8) Focus On ... Alternative Therapies

9) Stories and Reflection


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About the Author

Sara Wickham

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Midwifery Lecturer and Consultant


'...essential reading among on many midwife courses...The book consists of articles from the 'The Practising Midwife' and 'Midwifery' blended together with original pieces, and organised in a coherent and easy to use structure...What is remarkable about this book is the ability to adapt to the readers needs. This book successfuly meets the needs of both midwives and midwifery students, and I would recommend it to all.' Rachel Reed, The Practising Midwife, June 2006.