This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (Basics, Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal, Infant Feeding) which provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules. The Midwifery Essentials series is ideal for all midwives – whether qualified or in training.
UK June 2017