The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook

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<p><b>Praise for the previous edition:</b></p> <p>“…An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.”<b> <br /> – <i>Nursing Times Online</i></b></p> <p>Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, <i>The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook </i>continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care.</p> <p>Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include:</p> <ul> <li>Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births</li> <li>New water birth and breech water birth photographs</li> <li>Female genital mutilation</li> <li>Sepsis</li> <li>Group B streptococcus</li> <li>Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia</li> <li>Mental health</li> <li>Seeding/microbirthing</li> </ul> <p>It also addresses important issues such as:</p> <ul> <li>Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling?</li> <li>Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact?</li> <li>Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe?</li> <li>What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners?</li> <li>Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle?</li> </ul> <p>Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations,<i> The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook</i> remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.</p>

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