The Art and Soul of Midwifery

1st Edition

Creativity in Practice, Education and Research


  • Lorna Davies
    • Print ISBN 9780443101922

    Key Features

    • Offers a critical exploration of the use of creative arts in midwifery education and practice
    • Colour photographs illustrate midwifery-related art
    • Promotes the potential of the aesthetic to facilitate the transcendental journey from womanhood to motherhood through pregnancy and childbirth
    • Enables the midwife to become a truly holistic practitioner by exploring alternative ways of thinking and being

    Table of Contents

    1 Introduction
    2 The Last Taboo: Representations of Childbearing in Art Form
    3 Birth Art as a Timeless Avenue to a Soulful Birth
    4 The Delivery of Art in a Maternity Hospital
    5 Weaving the Fabric of Life: Women, Birth and Craft.
    6 Six Poetry and childbirth: "A light by which we may see”: From technician to midwife
    7 How Do They See Us? Portrayals of Childbirth and the Role of the Midwife in Literature
    8 Blue Moons and Wise Hands: Birth Knowledge and Stories of Mindful Midwifery
    9 Looking at Ourselves: Using Theatre to Examine Structures Around Birth
    10 The Rhythm of Life: Music and Childbirth
    11 Dancing Birth: Choreography and Improvisation
    12 A Soulful Journey :Creativity and Midwife Educators
    13 Feeling the Fear and Doing it Regardless!
    14 Creativity, Spirituality and Birth


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    Churchill Livingstone
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