Community-based Maternity Care by Geoffrey Marsh

Community-based Maternity Care

EditorGeoffrey Marsh, Mary Renfrew

Paperback | December 1, 1998

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This important book makes the case for placing maternity care in the community. It has been written by a multidisciplinary group. The first section considers the role and function of the participants in community-based maternity care; the woman, the midwife, and the GP. The second sectiondiscusses four major contemporary issues: the radically changing social background, the economics of care, audit, and education of the carers. Next the major clinical challenges in maternity care are tackled: how to reduce the differences in morbidity and mortality which are associated withdifferences in age, social class and ethnicity; the care of disadvantaged groups; prematurity and low birth weight and their prevention; technology used in childbirth; and the fetal origins of adult disease. Finally, all aspects of the clinical care carried out by Gps and midwives are covered. Theeditors hope that after reading this book midwives, Gps, and obstetricians should find the theory underpinning their work has been sharply defined and that their work will be more effective and evidence-based. The editors, a GP and a midwife, anticipate the resolution of the current tensions betweenmidwife, GP, and obstetrician and look forward to a responsive, effective and sensitive service for mothers and babies in the next millennium.

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Mary Renfrew is at University of Leeds.
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Title:Community-based Maternity CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192627686

ISBN - 13:9780192627681

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Table of Contents

Foreword1. IntroductionSection I: The mother, the midwife, and the GP2. The case for community-based maternity care3. The midwife's potential: from ritual to radical4. General practitioners' contribution - what's really going on?5. Multidisciplinary teamwork in maternity care6. Mothers' experiences! and Mothers' choices!Section II: Contemporary issues7. The changing social context8. The economics of maternity care9. Auditing care10. Educating the carersSection III: Clinical Challenges11. Social class, age, and ethic differences in maternity outcomes12. Women with special needs13. The use of technology in maternity care14. Born too soon, or too small - or both15. Fetal origins of adult diseaseSection IV: Clinical Care16. Pre-conception care, congenital disorders and the new genetics17. New thoughts on the physiology of pregnancy19. Latest views on the antenatal programme20. Intercurrent illness during maternity care21. Care in normal labour22. Care of the mother after birth23. Newborn babies and how to treat them24. BreastfeedingSection V: Conclusions25. Care for the third millennium

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`'This is an interesting book. Its scope and depth are enormous and the editors can only be complimented on a highly polished piece of work. All aspects of maternity care are covered and presented well,...''Dr Nigel de Kare-Silver, Doctor Thursday 6 May 1999.