Untangling the Maternity Crisis

Untangling the Maternity Crisis

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ISBN-13: 9781138244221
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/02/2018
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nadine Edwards is a researcher, writer and birth educator in Edinburgh, UK.

Rosemary Mander is a midwife and Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where she was formerly Professor of Midwifery.

Jo Murphy-Lawless lectures in sociology at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland.

Table of Contents

Foreword The family experience of home birth Dervla Murphy

1. Introduction Nadine Edwards Rosemary Mander Jo Murphy-Lawless

Part 1 The BPG Survey

Introduction

2. The BPG Survey: the Results Rosemary Mander Jenny Patterson

3. The BPG Survey: working with the data Orla Donohoe

4. The BPG Survey: Fear Rosemary Mander & BPG

5. The BPG Survey: the NMC Code Rosemary Mander & BPG

Part 2 Understanding Traumatic Experiences for Women, Midwives, Families and the Wider Community

Introduction

6. Traumatic experiences of student midwives Sarah Davies and Liz Coldridge

7. The trauma women experience as the result of our current maternity services Nadine Edwards

8. When Midwives Become Other Helen Shallow

9. Fundamental Contradictions: the business model versus midwifery values Mavis Kirkham

Part 3 Responding Practically and Politically to Change Our Troubled Birth Structures

Introduction

10. Healing Ourselves as Midwives Jenny Patterson

11. Creating a community of support for pregnant women Nadine Edwards Bridget Sheeran

12. Performing the revolution, creating a counter-narrative on birth in Ireland Kate Harris

13. Documenting empowerment Anne-Marie Green

14. Using art to explore the materiality of birth Martina Hynan

15. Responding to maternal death: a collective challenges the state Jo Murphy-Lawless

Part 4. Looking Ahead and Back

16. Conclusion: The way forward Nadine Edwards Rosemary Mander Jo Murphy-Lawless

Afterword: Reflections on a life in midwifery Rosemary Mander

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