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By Vicky Chapman, Cathy Charles

ISBN-10: 0470655135

ISBN-13: 9780470655139

Praise for earlier editions:

“An first-class source for either scholar midwives and certified employees alike.” (Alison James, Midwifery Lecturer, Plymouth University)

"A stunning e-book with loads of functional suggestion and simple to navigate. (Jayne Samples, Midwifery Lecturer, college of Huddersfield)

This absolutely revised and up-to-date 3rd version of The Midwife’s Labour and beginning Handbook is a realistic and available advisor to midwifery care.


It addresses very important questions such as:


  • Why are girls being harassed into caesarean part for breech presentation whilst the facts is equivocal?
  • If a child wishes assisted air flow breaths at beginning, why now not carry the ambubag to the child and depart the twine intact so the newborn can enjoy the additional maternal oxygen supply?
  • Why is skin-to-skin touch at beginning so hardly provided to preterm infants whilst there's facts of benefit?

This well-regarded textual content promotes normality and woman-centred care, utilizing examine, evidence-based directions and anecdotal money owed from girls. It demanding situations perform and instructions that are biased or in keeping with terrible facts. tips is on the market on how you can care for tricky, occasionally arguable, situations.

The Midwife's Labour and start Handbook 3rd variation is a vital advisor for either pupil midwives and skilled working towards midwives.

New to this edition:

  • Full color pictures together with a kneeling breech birth
  • Suturing diagrams to help left-handed midwives.
  • Expanded chapters on gradual growth in labour and malposition/malpresentations, together with a unprecedented picture of a face presentation birth.

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2004b) What disturbs birth? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 14(3), 353–7. Buckley, S. (2010) Sexuality in labour and birth: an intimate perspective. , Walsh, D. (eds) Intrapartum Care. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. Burvill, S. (2002) Midwifery diagnosis of labour onset. British Journal of Midwifery 10(10), 600–5. Care Quality Commission (CQC) (2010) Maternity Services 2010. , Riesco, M. (2006) A comparison of ‘hands off’ vs ‘hands on’ for decreasing perineal lacerations during birth. Journal of Midwifery Women’s Health 51, 106–11.

Touch can be irritating or distracting, particularly in later labour. Labour can induce flashbacks for sexual abuse victims (see Chapter 2) and some women come from cultures where any non-essential touching by strangers feels invasive. g. breathing patterns, music, television: ‘In labour I spend a lot of time in a monotone voice quietly talking women through a contraction. Breath in through your nose, (pause) blow out from your mouth . . let your shoulders drop, arms relax, unclench your hands.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland. CEMACH, London. , Caughey, A. (2004) How long is too long: does a prolonged second stage of labour in nulliparous women affect maternal and neonatal morbidity? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 191, 933–8. , Jr (1991) Prolonged third stage of labor: morbidity and risk factors. Obstetrics and Gynecology 77(6), 863–7. COMET (Comparative Obstetric Mobile Epidural) Study Group UK (2001) Effect of lowdose mobile versus traditional epidural techniques on mode of delivery: a randomised controlled trial.

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