Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth

Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth

Denis Walsh

$74.95

Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise rapidly.

Using evidence drawn from a variety of sources, Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this text will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.

2nd edition. UK 2012.

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Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise rapidly.

Using evidence drawn from a variety of sources, Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth critiques institutionalised, scientifically managed birth and endorses a more humane midwifery-led model. Packed with up-to-date and relevant information, this text will help all students, practising midwives and doulas keep abreast of the evidence surrounding normal birth and ensure their practice takes full advantage of it.

2nd edition. UK 2012.

  • Chapter 1. Knowledge, Evidence and Skills for Normal Birth
  • Chapter 2. Preparation for Childbirth
  • Chapter 3. Birth Setting and Environment
  • Chapter 4. Rhythms in the First Stage of Labour
  • Chapter 5. Fetal Heart Monitoring in Labour
  • Chapter 6. Mobility and Posture in Labour
  • Chapter 7. Pain and Labour
  • Chapter 8. Rhythms in the Second Stage of Labour
  • Chapter 9. Care of the Perineum
  • Chapter 10. Rhythms in the Third Stage of Labour
  • Chapter 11. Water Birth
  • Chapter 12. Changing Midwives Practice
  • Appendix. Relevant Journals for Childbirth

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