Volume 3. Midwifery Essentials: Labour

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors:

  • Helen Baston
  • Helen Baston
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Key Features

    • Assessment and the role of the midwife in early labour
    • The first stage of labour, monitoring maternal and fetal wellbeing
    • Coping with contractions, without pharmacological pain relief
    • Advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological analgesia
    • Indications for induction or augmentation of labour
    • The second stage of labour and the procedure for episiotomy
    • The third stage of labour and the impact of different approaches
    • Different methods of anaesthesia and preparation for caesarean birth
    • The procedure for evidence-based perineal suturing.

    Table of Contents

    Labour Volume:

    1. Introduction

    2. Early assessment and admission in labour

    3. The first stage of labour

    4. Non-pharmalogical methods of coping with labour

    5. Using water in labour

    6. Pharmalogical methods of pain relief

    7. Induced or accelerated labour

    8. The second stage of labour

    9. The third stage of labour

    10. Caesarian birth

    11. Perineal repair

    Details

    No. of pages:
    200
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443103551
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702061646

    About the editors

    Jennifer Hall

    EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE)