The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia / Edition 3

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Overview

The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook builds on the success of first two editions and remains an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult labor. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the book is logically organized by stage of labor to facilitate ease of use and replete with illustrations showing position, movements, and techniques. Features new to this edition include two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, additional information on massage techniques, and a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing. The authors have also updated references throughout, expertly weaving the highest level of evidence with years of experience in clinical practice. The Labor Progress Handbook, Third Edition continues to be a must-have resource for those involved in all aspects of birth by providing practical instruction on low-cost, low-risk interventions to manage and treat dystocia.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Each edition of The Labor Progress Handbook improves on the previous one, and this third edition is an even more indispensable resource for maternity care practitioners, especially within the context of today's overuse of birth technology, cesarean sections, and nonevidence-based management practices. Congratulations, Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta! You've given caregivers a powerful gift to pass on to childbearing women ... again!." (Birth, 1 March 2012)
Nancy E. Moss
This reference is a presentation of practical, non-interventive strategies for obstetrical care providers to reduce the incidence of and to treat dysfunctional labor. The authors offer supportive means which enhance the physiological process of labor directed toward the avoidance of more complex, costly, risky interventions. The purpose is to provide a reference for obstetrical care providers with a focus on the prevention of dysfunctional labor patterns and ways to treat dystocia once it has occurred. It is a compilation of labor progress strategies from a variety of care providers. These are worthy objectives, which are met by the authors. This book is directed toward midwives, nurses, and doctors wishing to utilize a non-interventionist, physiological supportive approach to labor management. It would also benefit labor nurses, childbirth educators, and doulas as many of the supportive measures are simple and sensitive care measures designed to maintain a normal labor pattern. The authors have many years of experience and are credible within their fields of expertise. Dysfunctional labor is followed in chronological order from general considerations through the phases and stages of labor. In each chapter the problem, diagnosis, possible primary and secondary actions, results of each action, and expected outcomes are discussed. There are references provided when available. There are chapters devoted to maternal positions and movements and non-pharmacological physical comfort measures. Helpful charts and black-and-white illustrations are provided throughout. This is the first book of its kind and a very useful resource. It is small enough to carry as a readily availablereference. For those obstetrical providers dedicated to the reduction of those costly, risky interventions, this book is ideal.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nancy E. Moss, PhD, RN, MSN (University of Cincinnati School of Nursing)
Description: This reference is a presentation of practical, noninterventional strategies for obstetrical care providers to reduce the incidence of and to treat dysfunctional labor. The authors offer supportive means which enhance the physiological process of labor directed toward the avoidance of more complex, costly, risky interventions.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for obstetrical care providers with a focus on the prevention of dysfunctional labor patterns and ways to treat dystocia once it has occurred. It is a compilation of labor progress strategies from a variety of care providers. These are worthy objectives, which are met by the authors.
Audience: This book is directed toward midwives, nurses, and doctors wishing to utilize a non-interventionist, physiological supportive approach to labor management. It would also benefit labor nurses, childbirth educators, and doulas as many of the supportive measures are simple and sensitive care measures designed to maintain a normal labor pattern. The authors have many years of experience and are credible within their fields of expertise.
Features: Dysfunctional labor is followed in chronological order from general considerations through the phases and stages of labor. In each chapter the problem, diagnosis, possible primary and secondary actions, results of each action, and expected outcomes are discussed. There are references provided when available. There are chapters devoted to maternal positions and movements and non-pharmacological physical comfort measures. Helpful charts and black-and-white illustrations are provided throughout.
Assessment: This is the first book of its kind and a very useful resource. It is small enough to carry as a readily available reference. For those obstetrical providers dedicated to the reduction of those costly, risky interventions, this book is ideal.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444337716
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 267,107
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Penny Simkin is a physical therapist who has specialized inchildbirth education since 1968. She serves on the editorial boardfor Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care and the consultantboards for the International Childbirth Education Association andthe Seattle Midwifery School. 

Ruth Ancheta is a certifiedDONA doula and approved trainer and has been a certified childbirtheducator through ICEA for more than twenty years. She hasauthored numerous childbirth education materials including theChildbirth Skills Teaching Kit and the VBAC Source Bookand Teaching Kit.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the second edition xvii

Foreword to the first edition xxi

Acknowledgments xxiii

Chapter 1: Introduction 3
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 2: Dysfunctional Labor: General Considerations15
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 3: Assessing Progress in Labor 51
Suzy Myers, LM, CPM, MPH, with contributions by Gail Tully, BS,CPM, CD(DONA), and Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Chapter 4: Prolonged Prelabor and Latent First Stage101
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 5: Prolonged Active Phase of Labor 124
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 6: Prolonged Second Stage of Labor 173
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 7: Optimal Newborn Transition and Third and FourthStage Labor Management 224
Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM, and Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE,CD(DONA)

Chapter 8: Low-Technology Clinical Interventions to PromoteLabor Progress 242
Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Chapter 9: The Labor Progress Toolkit: Part 1. MaternalPositions and Movements 277
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Chapter 10: The Labor Progress Toolkit: Part 2. ComfortMeasures 326
Penny Simkin, BA, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Ruth Ancheta, BA,ICCE, CD(DONA)

Epidural Index 379

Index 381

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