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Labor Progress Handbook

Penny Simkin Ruth Ancheta

$71.95

The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary.

4th edition USA March 2017

 

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The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia is an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult or prolonged labor. Thoroughly updated and highly illustrated, the book shows how to tailor one’s care to the suspected etiology of the problem, using the least complex interventions first, followed by more complex interventions if necessary.

This new edition now includes a new chapter on reducing dystocia in labors with epidurals, new material on the microbiome, as well as information on new counselling approaches specially designed for midwives to assist those who have had traumatic childbirths.

Fully referenced and full of practical instructions throughout, The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be an indispensable guide for novices and experts alike who will benefit from its concise and accessible content.

About the Authors

Penny Simkin BA PT CCE CD(DONA) serves on the Faculty and Board of Consultants of Seattle Midwifery School and is on the Editorial Board of Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. She trains childbirth educators and doula trainers and is a co-founder of DONA (Doulas of North America) International. Ruth Ancheta BA ICCE CD(DONA) has over 15 years experience in perinatal education and is an experienced doula and doula trainer.

4/ed USA March 2017

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction
Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

Chapter 2: Normal Labor and Labor dystocia: General Considerations
Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

Chapter 3: Assessing Progress in Labor
Wendy Gordon, Gail Tully and Lisa Hanson

Chapter 4: Prolonged Prelabor and Latent First Stage
Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

Chapter 5: Prolonged Active Phase of Labor
Penny Simkin, Ruth Ancheta and Lisa Hanson

Chapter 6: Prevention and Treatment of Prolonged Second Stage of Labor
Penny Simkin), Lisa Hanson and Ruth Ancheta

Chapter 7: Optimal Newborn Transition and Third and Fourth Stage Labor Management
Lisa Hanson and Penny Simkin

Chapter 8: Low-Technology Clinical Interventions to Promote Labor Progress
Lisa Hanson

Chapter 9: Epidural and Other Forms of Neuraxial Analgesia for Labor: Review of Effects, with Emphasis on Preventing Dystocia
Penny Simkin

Chapter 10: The Labor Progress Toolkit: Part 1
Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

Chapter 11: The Labor Progress Toolkit: Part 2. Comfort Measures
Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta

Index

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