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
Electronic ISBN:
9780702042553
Electronic ISBN:
9780702061646
Print ISBN:
9780443103551

About the authors

Jennifer Hall

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