Author: Blandine Calais-Germain, Núria Vives Parés
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An illustrated hands-on guide to the dynamics of the female pelvis for expectant mothers, midwives, and birth professionals • Provides fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare her pelvis for birth and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child • Details the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form • Presents movements and positions to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress” The dynamic power of the female pelvis is the key to a gentle birth. Throughout pregnancy, hormones soften the ligaments and joints of the pelvis in preparation for labor, a time when the four bones of the pelvis--the two ilia (hip bones), the coccyx (tailbone), and the sacrum--do their intimate dance of release, rotation, and counter-rotation around the soon-to-be newborn. In this hands-on guide based on 15 years of research and workshops in maternity wards, movement teachers and health professionals Blandine Calais-Germain and Núria Vives Parés detail the anatomical intricacies of the female pelvis and its capabilities for expansion and return to its original form. Providing fully illustrated exercises to help the expectant mother prepare for this pelvic transformation and gain confidence in her body’s innate ability to birth her child, they also present a variety of movements and positions for use during the different stages of labor to ease discomfort, enhance the productivity of contractions, aid the internal expansion of the pelvis, and prevent and treat issues that may arise such as “failure to progress.” Ideal for the expectant mother and her birthing partner, this book will be a welcome addition to the library of every midwife, obstetrician, doula, and movement professional who teaches pregnant women.
Author: Edwin Chandraharan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This practical manual promotes an evidence-based paradigm of fetal heart rate monitoring during labour, moving away from the traditional 'pattern-based' interpretation to physiology-based interpretation. Aimed at obstetricians and midwives, it is useful to all those involved in multiprofessional intrapartum care.
Author: Sara Wickham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.
Author: Marshall H. Klaus, John H. Kennell, Phyllis H. Klaus, H Klaus
Publisher: Da Capo Press
For an entire generation of new parents, this warm, expert work has become the standard guide to the shortest, easiest, and healthiest childbirth. Now a thoroughly updated and revised edition offers new research showing how labor support reduces the rate of cesarean sections, length of labor, need for pain medicine, and number of episiotomies. New material also demonstrates the positive effects of having a doula on mother-infant bonding, how relatives or friends can be trained in labor support, and how hypnosis is used to ease and shorten labor. No expectant parent will want to be without this empowering and irreplaceable book.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Inside this comprehensive reference, you'll find in-depth coverage of the liability risks common to obstetric and neonatal settings. From the basics of healthcare law and its relation to clinical practice, to detailed discussions aimed at specific liability challenges, this resource prepares you for the professional and legal responsibilities of today's perinatal nursing.
Author: Hilary Marland
The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
Author: David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner
This text examines the full range of challenges in general obstetrics, medical complications of pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis, fetal disease, & management of labour & delivery. The authors present an evidence-based approach to the available management options, equipping you with the most appropriate strategy for each patient.
Author: Nikki Bradford, Geoffrey Chamberlain
Publisher: Harper Collins
This title covers all the possible pain relief options, their pros and cons as well as providing first-hand accounts of women's experiences of different methods such as epidurals, Entonos and TENS, homeopathy and massage. A directory of useful organisations and services is also included.
Author: Susan Stephenson, Barbara Hall-Terracciano
Designed to accompany Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to Clinical Practice Abdomen and Superficial Structures, Third edition, this Workbook offers a full complement of self-study aids that actively engage students in learning and enable them to assess and build their knowledge as they advance through the text. Most importantly, it allows students to get the most out of their study time, with a variety of custom designed exercises to help them master each objective. Activities like Matching, Image Labeling, Multiple Choice, and Fill-in-the-Blank help students reinforce the learning Short Answer questions require students to test their understanding of chapter materials Image Evaluation/Pathology activities and Case Studies connect learning to the real-world setting by helping students apply the knowledge from each chapter