A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

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The second edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. The book is about the effects of care given and received during pregnancy and childbirth. Fifteen years ago the authors began a systematic review of the evidence. They analysed more than 7000 of the best clinical research studies, and classified the elements of care as effective, promising, not proven either way, or not worth using. The result ...
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Overview

The second edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. The book is about the effects of care given and received during pregnancy and childbirth. Fifteen years ago the authors began a systematic review of the evidence. They analysed more than 7000 of the best clinical research studies, and classified the elements of care as effective, promising, not proven either way, or not worth using. The result of this work was two major publications: Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth and a regularly updated electronic database of reviews. All the main findings and conclusions of these publications are available here in an easily readable, inexpensive, and updated form. The new edition is extensively revised and rewritten, incorporating the results of the important evidence about the effects of care during pregnancy and childbirth that has accumulated since the first edition was published. The first edition received critical acclaim because its conclusions were based on sound evidence and has become a unique reference source for evaluating care policies and practices.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: James Aiman, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: The title of this should be "A guide to ^IEffective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth"^ because this book is an abridged version of a 2-volume, 1500-page book.
Purpose: The authors state that making the conclusions of the unabridged text more accessible and more portable is their purpose in providing this guide. The unabridged text is purported to be a comprehensive critique and review of the medical literature that scientifically evaluated all aspects of prenatal care. This guide does not succeed in fulfilling the authors' purpose.
Audience: The audience is all who are involved in the care of childbearing women, which is appropriate. The authors have written this guide after systematically organizing and reviewing the Cochrane pregnancy and childbirth database. There are no original data.
Features: There are no illustrations. The only references are to the unabridged text or to a record in the Cochrane database. The appearance of this text is utilitarian, not elegant. There are no unique features in this text. As cited, it is impossible to judge the completeness of the references.
Assessment: This text is actually the authors' critique of various aspects of pregnancy care based on a review of the articles in the Cochrane database. This is a "guide" only in that it is an abridged summary of larger text. This guide is not useful to those who would review the citations at the end of each chapter; the citations are to the record number in the database, not the original publication.
James Aiman
The title of this should be A guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth because this book is an abridged version of a 2-volume, 1500-page book. "The authors state that making the conclusions of the unabridged text more accessible and more portable is their purpose in providing this guide. The unabridged text is purported to be a comprehensive critique and review of the medical literature that scientifically evaluated all aspects of prenatal care. This guide does not succeed in fulfilling the authors' purpose. "The audience is all who are involved in the care of childbearing women, which is appropriate. The authors have written this guide after systematically organizing and reviewing the Cochrane pregnancy and childbirth database. There are no original data. "There are no illustrations. The only references are to the unabridged text or to a record in the Cochrane database. The appearance of this text is utilitarian, not elegant. There are no unique features in this text. As cited, it is impossible to judge the completeness of the references. "This text is actually the authors' critique of various aspects of pregnancy care based on a review of the articles in the Cochrane database. This is a guide only in that it is an abridged summary of larger text. This guide is not useful to those who would review the citations at the end of each chapter; the citations are to the record number in the database, not the original publication.
From the Publisher

"This excellent book is an invaluable reference for anyone involved in pregnancy care."--Mothers and Children

"A gem. It is one of those books that an owner will have to replace every year because it will be so worn out from constant use...It is difficult to do justice in a review to the value of this superb little book. For obstetricians, midwives, family physicians, nurses, childbirth educators, and other health care professionals who give care to women; for health policy makers and planners; for students at all levels of training; for researchers; and for pregnant women, A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth is an essential resource....To say that this book should be 'required reading' is not enough; it deserves 'required ownership'!"--Birth

"There are few books that can be considered 'essential' reading in obstetrics but this is certainly one of them."--Maternal and Child Health

"Too good to be true! This is the midwives bible." --MIDIRS

"Readable and clear....Would be helpful to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women. Students and residents would find it a helpful quick reference....Physicians in practice and other birth attendants may find it a useful guide to recent thinking on areas of controversy in pregnancy and childbirth care and possible for confirmation of areas of future research." --Family Medicine

"Excellent. Those who have not seen it should take the time to become familiar with this "bible" of maternity care....Useful update and refinement of the original work that revolutionized obstetrics textbooks."--Canadian Family Physician

"This second edition...is a must for all midwives and for anyone working with expectant parents. It provides quick, easy access to the conclusions of carefully assessed research."--Midwifery Digest


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192623263
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/2/1995
  • Series: Oxford Medical Publications Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Murray W. Enkin is Professor of Obstetrics at McMaster University, Canada. Mar J. N. C. Keirse is professor of Obstetrics at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. james Neilson is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Liverpool University. Mary Renfre is a Midwife Researcher at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, the Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

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Basic Care

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