Volume 3 in the Midwifery best practice series. This volume continues the theme of selecting the best of currently published material on pregnancy, labour and birth to provide a succinct review of key issues within midwifery. Additional original articles on selected topics have been included. Midwifery best practice is a unique series that has become essential reading on many midwifery courses.A practical reference source containing a wide range of articles, research and original material in an easily accessible format.Diverse opinions on selected topics provide a comprehensive resource for debate and discussion.Unique approach includes ideas on how to turn reading into professional development activities.Can be used in a group environment to stimulate critical thought and reflection.
When the midwife Jane Sharp wrote The Midwives Book in 1671, she became the first British woman to publish a midwifery manual. Drawing on works by her male contemporaries and weaving together medical information and lively anecdotes, she produces a book that is instructive, accessible, witty, and constantly surprising.
The author describes the disparate backgrounds, training, and roles of certified nurse-midwives and lay or direct entry midwives, and explains the contributions of both groups. Both kinds of midwives currently face challenges arising from within the profession and from massive, rapid changes in the health care system. Rooks believes that maternity care and childbirth in America can, and should, be better than it is today, and offers steps to take in that direction.
The gold standard for midwives and students is back with Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition. New to this edition are chapters describing the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor. Interwoven throughout is information on primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care.With chapters written by a variety of expert midwives and an increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology, this new edition assists students and clinicians in understanding not only what to do but why. Updated to reflect evidence-based care, this edition also discusses the pathophysiology of various conditions in the context of normal changes in the reproductive cycle. Also included are numerous new anatomical and clinical illustrations.In this edition, the skills chapters have been significantly revised and reformatted into relevant chapter appendices to help students, new midwives, and international readers learn essential skills in sequential steps. These critical midwifery skills include performing a pelvic examination, hand maneuvers for birth, delivery of a fetus in breech presentation, and current evidence-based steps for managing a postpartum hemorrhage.New Chapters Include:* Professional Midwifery Today* Mental Health Conditions* Breast Conditions* Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System* Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy and Fetal Development* Genetics* Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy: Placental, Fetal, and Maternal Adaptations* Support for Women in Labor* Anatomy and Physiology of Postpartum* Anatomy and Physiology of the Newborn
A better way to learn maternal and newborn nursing! This unique multimedia presentation provides tightly focused maternal-newborn coverage in a highly structured text. Plus, an audio book and a wealth of online learning resources make learning easy . All of the field’s must-have information is delivered in an easy-to-grasp, visually clear and precise design, while the audio book, available online at DavisPlus, lets you download the material to listen to anytime, anywhere!
An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
Perfect for: • Bachelor of Midwifery students• Postgraduate Midwifery students• Practicing Midwives• Combined Nursing degree students. Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e is the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. The third edition continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice―that of working in partnership with women and midwifery autonomy in practice and from this perspective, presents the midwife as a primary healthcare practitioner. It carefully examines the very different maternity care systems in Australia and New Zealand, exploring both autonomous and collaborative practice and importantly documents the recent reforms in Australian midwifery practice. Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e places women and their babies safely at the centre of midwifery practice and will guide, inform and inspire midwifery students, recent graduates and experienced midwives alike. • Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand • Critical Thinking Exercises and Research Activities • Midwifery Practice Scenarios • Reflective Thinking Exercises and Case Studies • Instructor and Student resources on Evolve, including Test Bank questions, answers to Review Questions and PowerPoint presentations.• New chapter on Models of Health• Increased content on cultural considerations, human rights, sustainability, mental health, obesity in pregnancy, communication in complex situations, intervention, complications in pregnancy and birth and assisted reproduction• Midwifery Practice Scenarios throughout.
Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice.New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations