Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Paperback | August 14, 2011

EditorJanet Medforth, Sue Battersby, Maggie Evans

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Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care,labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it. The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy andbirth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth;complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Keyinterventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings, and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdyplastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

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Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mo...

Janet Medforth is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Course Leader in the Faculty of Health and Well Being at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Sue Battersby is a Lecturer in Lecturer in Midwifery and Infant Feeding at the University of Sheffield. Maggie Evans is a Midwifery Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, and is now pursuing a fr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 1.11 inPublished:August 14, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584672

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Preconception care3. Sexual health4. Antenatal care5. Health advice for pregnancy6. Minor disorders of pregnancy7. Helping women cope with pregnancy: complementary therapies8. The need for social support9. Recognizing and managing pregnancy complications10. Medical conditions during pregnancy11. Normal labour: first stage12. Pain relief: non-pharmacological13. Pain relief: pharmacological14. Normal labour: second stage15. Normal labour: third stage16. Immediate care of the newborn17. Management of malpositions and malpresentations18. High-risk labour19. Emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally20. Postnatal care21. Disorders of the postnatal period22. Contraception23. Care of the newborn24. Breastfeeding25. Artificial feeding