Description

Labour is the third title in the Midwifery Essentials series and is about the provision of safe and effective care during labour and birth. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred intrapartum care.

  • 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.

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
eBook ISBN:
9780702061646
eBook ISBN:
9780702042553
Print ISBN:
9780443103551

About the authors

Helen Baston

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK

Helen Baston

Affiliations and Expertise

Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK

Jennifer Hall

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife