Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care
Copyright © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Denis Walsh, Soo Downe
Published Online: 17 FEB 2010
Print ISBN: 9781405176989
Online ISBN: 9781444317701
About this Book
About The Product
Intrapartum care has undergone profound changes over the past 50 years. This book examines these changes and their intersection in midwifery practice, in particular their impact on the role of the midwife during labour and birth. Addressing a wide range of topics surrounding normal birth, this unique and diverse book provides an up-to-date, holistic overview of current knowledge, research and practice.
The contributions from experts in the field include discussion of the evolution of intrapartum care and debates about childbirth education, as well as looking at birth environments, labour rhythms, working with pain, complementary therapies and labour and sexuality. It is an invaluable guide for all midwives.
- Evidence-based, bringing you fully up-to-date with the latest research
- Comprehensive and holistic examination of normal birth practice, outlining the current state of knowledge and skills
- Written by key experts coming together for the first time