The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice / Edition 1

The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice / Edition 1

by Lesley Ann Page, Patricia Percival
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443055726

ISBN-13: 9780443055720

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Being a midwife today requires not only good clinical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and emotional adaptation to birth that a woman experiences. A midwife must be clinically skilled and able to bring "woman-centered" practice to life. This book explores all the issues that a midwife may encounter in applying her practical knowledge with

Overview

Being a midwife today requires not only good clinical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and emotional adaptation to birth that a woman experiences. A midwife must be clinically skilled and able to bring "woman-centered" practice to life. This book explores all the issues that a midwife may encounter in applying her practical knowledge with sensitivity towards every individual woman's care, before, during, and after birth. Building on the changes that have occurred in midwifery in the past decade, THE NEW MIDWIFERY describes approaches to practice based on experience and supported by theory and biological sciences. This text is designed to help midwives build sensitive and supportive relationships, develop openness to individual needs, and be able to use science as a basis for practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443055720
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.71(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

EFFECTIVE AND APPROPRIATE CARE · Putting Science and Sensitivity into Practice · Using Evidence to Inform Practice · Making Choices in Childbirth · Risk, Theoretical or Actual · Keeping Birth Normal · Providing One-to-One Practice and Enjoying It · Public Health View of the Maternity Services · Exploring New Worlds of Midwifery · TRANSITION TO PARENTING · Be Nice and Don't Drop the Baby · Becoming a Parent · The Growth of Human Love and Committment · Social Support in Childbirth · Dimensions and Attributes of Caring: Women's Perceptions · ADAPTATION AND GROWTH IN PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND EARLY LIFE · The Beginning of Life · Physical Adaptations to Pregnancy · The Newborn · Caring for the Baby

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