From pre- to post-birth, here’s everything you need to know about the nursing care of mother, child, and family Maternity Nursing Demystified delivers a detailed, easy-to-follow overview of the essential concepts involved in providing nursing care to the mother and child before, during, and after pregnancy. The book emphasizes the underlying factors involved in maintaining or restoring the health of mother and new born and discusses the various factors that may threaten their wellbeing. You’ll also learn how to apply these concepts to real-life situations. In order to make the learning process as fast and painless as possible, Maternity Nursing Demystified is filled with valuable learning aids such as illustrations, chapter objectives, key terms, topic overviews, diagrams and tables, summaries, NCLEX style questions, and even a comprehensive final exam. Maternity Nursing Demystified will also help you excel on course exams and the NCLEX Everything you need to understand: Roles and relationships, Families and communities, Assessment concepts, Reproductive health issues, Conception through trimester, Physiologic changes of pregnancy, Fetal development, Childbirth preparation, Labor and delivery, Complications of Pregnancy, Post partum care, Newborn care
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health, Fourth Edition is a trusted quick reference guide to midwifery and well woman care. Completely updated and revised, this new edition reflects the rapidly changing clinical environment. It addresses documentation and risk management to aid in decision-making and appropriate document care. Convenient and easy-to-use, this new edition encompasses traditional, empirical, and evidence-based practice to meet the needs of a broad range of new and experienced practitioners and patients.* Meets the recommendations of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) for written policies and/or practice guidelines* Reflects current and emerging midwifery and women's health practice * Provides support and guidance for daily clinical decision making
"Catchin' babies" was merely one aspect of the broad role of African American midwives in the twentieth-century South. Yet, little has been written about the type of care they provided or how midwifery and maternity care evolved under the increasing presence of local and federal health care structures.Using evidence from nursing, medical, and public health journals of the era; primary sources from state and county departments of health; and personal accounts from varied practitioners, Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South provides a new perspective on the childbirth experience of African American women and their maternity care providers during the twentieth century. Author Jenny M. Luke moves beyond the usual racial dichotomies to expose a more complex shift in childbirth culture, revealing the changing expectations and agency of African American women in their rejection of a two-tier maternity care system and their demands to be part of an inclusive, desegregated society.Moreover, Luke illuminates valuable aspects of a maternity care model previously discarded in the name of progress. High maternal and infant mortality rates led to the passage of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act in 1921. This marked the first attempt by the federal government to improve the welfare of mothers and babies. Almost a century later, concern about maternal mortality and persistent racial disparities have forced a reassessment. Elements of the long-abandoned care model are being reincorporated into modern practice, answering current health care dilemmas by heeding lessons from the past.
Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth.Upbeat and informative, Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
Dena Bain Taylor is an experienced teacher of writing and critical skills across the range of allied health professions, and understands the types of writing nursing and midwifery students do and the writing issues they face. Her accessible, straightforward book – tailored specifically to the content and conventions of nursing and midwifery curricula – teaches students to write persuasively and correctly, both to support them in their courses and to prepare them for their professional careers.
If you are thinking about Midwifery as a career option but want more information on what it's all about, then this is for you! I have been working as a midwife for a few years now and can tell you what they won't tell you in career guides or course outlines!Midwives are highly skilled health professionals who care for women throughout the amazing time that is the childbirth journey. It is an absolute privilege and honor to help keep women and babies safe during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum phase. This short e-book walks you through the ins and outs of being a Midwife in Australia.You will learn:The pros and consThe challenges BenefitsThe different places Midwives workWhat shifts in different environments are likeThe characteristics required for being a midwifeThe pathways for becoming a Midwife in AustraliaWhat being a student is likeWhether you are leaving high school and not sure what you'd like to do next, or are thinking about a change in career, Midwifery is a career that changes your life for the better, it certainly did for me!
An unforgettable true story, The Midwife is the basis for the hit PBS drama Call the MidwifeAt the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side-illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.
The new edition of this highly acclaimed step-by-step guide continues to offer readers with the relevant physiology, evidence-base and rationale for the key midwifery skills. Authored by experienced practitioners and educationalists, Skills for Midwifery Practice 4e will be ideal for all midwifery students, both from within the UK and worldwide. Presents over 150 essential midwifery procedures in an easy-to-read, quick reference format ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘end-of-chapter’ self-assessment exercises allow readers to monitor their progress Refers to the latest evidence and research, including current national and international guidelines Explains the underlying physiology associated with pregnancy and childbirth Over 150 artworks help explain physiological processes and clinical procedures ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ boxes define the nature and extent of current practice Ideal for use as a basis for teaching and assessment New format - now with colour - makes learning even easier! Explores the use and significance of the Modified Early Obstetric Warning Scoring Chart Discusses advances in equipment usage including the application of sequential compression devices, temporal artery thermometers, and pulse oximetry in the early detection of critical congenital heart disease Contains advances in microbiology and infection control including the application and removal of gloves and the use of ANTT for each relevant procedure Physiology updates include an expanded section on normal and abnormal breathing patterns, the structure of the stratum corneum at birth and the factors that affect its barrier function, and neonatal reflexes present at birth Updated information regarding the use of the automated external defibrillator during maternal resuscitation, and the use of blended air and oxygen and pulse oximetry during neonatal resuscitation Care of the traumatised perineum - including expanded discussion of modern suture materials Recognition and management of complications associated with infusion therapy and epidural analgesia
This new comprehensive text recognizes the role of the midwife or clinician practicing using a midwifery model of care as a primary provider for healthy pregnant women. The woman is the central figure in the assessment of her own health needs and the determination of the care processes that will best meet those needs. Stresses throughout, the role of the midwife is to advocate for the woman while creating a climate of care the recognizes and values the healthy aspects of pregnancy. When deviation from the normal occur, the reader is led through a process that emphasizes consultation, collaboration, and referral to the professionals who are most appropriately prepared to meet the women's needs. Current research is incorporated throughout to preapre the reader for maintaining standards of care by evidence-based practice.