This 2013 update of A Book for Midwives includes completely updated malaria treatment information for pregnant women, recommendations for preventing HIV in babies, and much more. This book covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth, through providing a variety of designs for low-cost equipment and training materials. All Hesperian books are regularly updated and reprinted to reflect accurate medical information. This latest edition includes new information on helping women stay healthy during pregnancyhelping mothers have safer labors and birthspreventing, managing, and treating obstetric emergenciesbreastfeedingthe health needs of new babiesand involving the community in improving the health of mothers and pregnant womennew information about treatment and medications for HIV and other STIsvaccinations, medicines, and drug interactionsinfection preventionimproved methods for dealing with complicated deliveriesand information on family planning. Originally published in 1995, A Book for Midwives has proven to be a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world. Heavily illustrated, clearly written, and developed with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery trainers, and medical specialists around the world, it is equally useful in a rural village or urban clinic, as a training manual for students or as a reference for an experienced midwife.
The world s premier obstetrics guide now updated with a greater focus on maternal-fetal medicine The obstetrics text that has defined the discipline for generations of obstetrician-gynecologists is now more timely and essential than ever. Written by authors from the nationally known University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Williams Obstetrics maintains its trademark comprehensive coverage and applicability at the bedside, while offering the most current perspective of the field. This landmark text begins with fundamental discussions of reproductive anatomy and physiology. These dovetail into clinical chapters covering obstetrical complications such as preterm labor, pregnancy-related infection, hemorrhage, and hypertension, among others. Representing the culmination of a century of clinical thought, the new Twenty-Fifth Edition is enhanced by more than 1,000 full-color illustrations plus an increased emphasis on the fast-growing subspecialty of maternal-fetal medicine. Features Entire section on the diagnosis and treatment of fetal disorders, providing deeper insights into fetal complications in utero Traditional focus on the varied medical and surgical disorders that can complicate pregnancy 1,000 eye-catching illustrations, including updated graphs, sonograms, MRIs, photographs, and photomicrographs Solid evidence-based approach highlights the scientific underpinnings of clinical obstetrics, with special emphasis on physiological principles Current professional and academic guidelines are incorporated into the text and appear in easy-to-read tables Updated with 3,000 new literature citations through 2017 No other text can match the long-established scientific rigor and accessibility of Williams Obstetrics. With its state-of-the-art design and review of the newest advances and protocols, this not-be-missed clinical companion brings positive outcomes within reach.
A Midwife's Handbook is designed to provide practicing nurse midwives and obstetric nurses with quick access to important clinical information. It is a comprehensive reference that offers brief overviews of pregnancy, the intrapartum and postpartum periods, as well as gynecological and medical conditions that impact childbearing. Complications are described and a brief overview of medical management is included for giving women anticipatory guidance when they are referred for physician care. The midwifery management also incorporates complementary measures such as herbal remedies, reflexology, Chinese medicine and nutritional strategies.Provides nurse midwives quick access to important clinical information that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises.Consistent presentation in each chapter begins with a brief definition of the problem, diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and concludes with a decision-making tree to assist in the decision making process.Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout to provide the practitioner with important information such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician.UNIQUE! Integrates alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with complete care alternatives.
Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you. Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this is handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psychosocial care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.
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A groundbreaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labor inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women's rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block's gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.
The inspirational story of life as a midwife. From her very first day as a nervous student nurse in Blackburn to the dedicated completion of her nursing qualifications and her training as a midwife in Burnley, Sheena Byrom has never once looked back, enjoying a thirty-five-year career with the NHS. Catching Babies is a moving account of an extraordinary career. It reveals the unique experiences that filled Sheena's days as she looked after overwhelmed mums and dads and helped to bring their precious babies into the world. At the forefront of evolving medical practices, she was the first midwife to oversee a home water birth in her area, but also found herself at the centre of a traumatic delivery that resulted in a nine-year litigation case and tested her to her limits. Yet, whatever has come Sheena's way, ultimately, there are the strong mothers who taught her so much and the little miracles who have made every single moment as a midwife truly magical.
There exists an abundance of books about childbirth. What has been missing is a work that describes American childbirth from an ethnographic standpoint, utilizing the rich, insightful data that can only be derived from observations of childbirth in the real world. This new ethnography, Epiduralized Birth and Nurse-Midwifery: Childbirth in the United States, examines the state of maternity care in the United States through the lens of one midwifery service at a community hospital. The author bases this ethnography on her 2014 dissertation research. (Research included a year of observation and interviews.) It is a significant addition to the study of American childbirth and nurse-midwifery.The book describes recent developments in maternity care, what the author refers to as epiduralized birth, a way of birth that is antithetical to ecological birth. The book also describes care provided by a nurse-midwifery service, care that involves a “normality paradox” among midwives who must negotiate highly technicalized care that often runs contrary to their values. Epiduralized birth is an assembly-like process where all interventions are integrated, inseparable, and interdependent elements of a single process – a process that has the epidural at its core. Birth has moved beyond the cascade of interventions. The cascade of interventions has been standardized to make up a systematic, interdependent group of elements that are a highly technical process. Industrialized birth is discussed with rich ethnographic data.This medical ethnography is interdisciplinary. As such, it has much to offer a variety of disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, health care sciences, women’s health, public policy, and women’s studies. The author, Maureen May (WHNP, CNM, PhD), is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a PhD in Social Science from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her degree included a concentration in cultural anthropology and ethnographic methodology. As an ethnographer, the author has for years followed the cultural and professional issues facing the nurse-midwifery profession—professional issue that correspond with the overall need for maternity care reform in the United States. The author has also spoken and written extensively on childbirth and women’s health.
Varney's Midwifery, Sixth Edition is the gold standard for midwifery practice. Completely updated and revised, this text reflects current evidence-based guidelines. The Sixth Edition addresses care of women throughout the lifespan, including primary care, gynecology, maternity care in a variety of settings, and newborn care. It also provides new content on social determinants of health, the changing face of the population, and the population that midwives serve.With chapters written by expert midwives with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and normal physiologic processes, this text will assist students and midwives in providing healthcare services today. Chapter appendices present essential skills that are designed to help students, midwives, and international readers learn skills that are core components of midwifery practice. These critical skills are evidence-based and include insertion of contraceptive devices, hand maneuvers for birth, management of a fetus in a breech presentation, and steps for managing postpartum hemorrhage."Varney's Midwifery is a primary textbook used in midwifery education. The voices of authors from practices across the nation allow for a robust presentation of evidence-based midwifery. As society changes, and midwifery evolves, so does this textbook evolve, especially as illustrated by new content. This edition includes information that will enable midwives to provide evidence-based care within the context of shared decision making." - Editors Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Kathryn Osborne, and Cecilia M. Jevitt