By Nicky Leap, Billie Hunter
Worry of childbirth, the expanding use of epidurals and hovering caesarian part charges are the point of interest of a lot apprehension, debate, and controversy in modern maternity care. internationally, aid in labour has been proven to lessen obstetric interventions and enhance results for ladies and infants, but ladies frequently document feeling unsatisfied with the help they obtain. This textbook offers a transparent and sensible consultant to aiding girls in labour, taking a look at a variety of thoughts and techniques that advertise a secure and confident adventure of beginning for ladies and their households.
Written by way of hugely skilled midwifery authors, this article attracts on updated study, opting for how facts will be utilized to daily perform. It contains narratives from girls and practitioners, together with midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and scholars. those are used to demonstrate a number events the place the standard of help is important to the standard of the adventure and consequence. assisting ladies for Labour and delivery encourages readers to mirror on their reviews and think about the proof supplied via either study and the stories of ladies and practitioners with a purpose to discover how this is able to be integrated into their practice.
The merely ebook to deal without delay with the sensible and emotional matters linked to labour aid, it's an amazing textual content for scholar midwives and a tremendous reference for working towards midwives, doulas and different childbirth practitioners.
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JOGNN Clinical Issues, 35(6), 779–785. Kennedy, H. , Anderson, T. and Leap, N. (2010). Midwifery Presence: Philosophy, Science and Art. Chapter 7. In D. Walsh and S. 105–124). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Presence: ‘being in the birth room’ It is … clear that a one-to-one ratio is not adequate without the motivation of midwives wanting to be present with the woman and raises questions concerning the activities that keep the midwife away from the woman. 454) In many places it seems that women who are allocated one-to-one care in labour do not necessarily get continuous care, which brings us to the issue we shall call ‘being in the birth room’.
And Lewis, K. (2015). Women’s experiences of coping with pain during childbirth: A critical review of qualitative research. Midwifery, 31, 349–358. Two main themes emerged as the most significant influences on a woman’s ability to cope with pain in labour: • the importance of individualised continuous support and an acceptance of pain as part of normal childbirth; • continuity of care and continuous care in labour, which helped women feel safe and enabled them avoid feelings of loneliness and fear.
Supporting Women for Labour and Birth: A Thoughtful Guide by Nicky Leap, Billie Hunter