About this Book
- Fully revised and updated, with the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources
- Concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied settings
- Includes information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts
New to this edition
- Fully revised and updated, reflecting the latest guidelines, protocols and clinical information
- New sections on the impact of obesity in pregnancy, expectant and new fathers, and breast feeding and diabetes.
- Includes brand new chapter on sexual health
- Latest contraception advice and new information on Nuvaring contraception
Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings.
Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother's journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. This new edition includes recent advances in midwifery practice including developments in antenatal care, labour, postnatal care and infant feeding. The content is systematically structured to enable quick navigation and ensure the relevant information is at your fingertips whenever you need it.
The handbook covers the vast majority of situations encountered in the many broad and varied settings of midwifery practice, from the normal, low-risk care of the mother and neonate, through to the more complex areas of working alongside obstetric or paediatric colleagues in high-risk pregnancy and birth situations. It provides all the information you will need to assist you when participating in complex care with confidence.
With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help you achieve the best possible results for your patients. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. It also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts.
Written by practising midwives, and checked by subject experts, you can trust
this handbook to have the latest and best information you need. Presented in
concise and easily readable style, the book is laid out with clear headings,
and key facts listed in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers,
the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students,
practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging
and rewarding work of midwifery.
Readership: Qualified midwives, student midwives, midwifery lecturers, medical students and junior doctors, general practitioners, obstetricians and other health professionals such as practice nurses, community nurses and health visitors, as well as physiotherapists and complementary therapists specializing in maternity care, and anyone involved with pregnant women, new mothers, and their families.
Edited by Janet Medforth, Senior Midwifery Lecturer and Course Leader, Faculty of Health and Well Being, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Sue Battersby, Independent Researcher, Lecturer in Midwifery and Infant Feeding, UK, Maggie Evans, Freelance Lecturer and Consultant in Midwifery and Complementary Therapies, UK,Beverley Marsh, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Well Being, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, andAngela Walker, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK
Mrs Angela Thurlby, Nursing Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK
"This is the first pocket-sized bible for midwives that encompasses everything required in caring for a mother and baby from pre conceptual to the final examination. It is just as important as the CTG machine or other obstetric tools. Although this is a must-have book for the midwifery student, it will be of benefit to all levels of midwives and clinicians." - Nursing Times
Table of Contents
2: Preconception care
3: Sexual health
4: Antenatal care
5: Health advice for pregnancy
6: Minor disorders of pregnancy
7: Helping women cope with pregnancy: complementary therapies
8: The need for social support
9: Recognizing and managing pregnancy complications
10: Medical conditions during pregnancy
11: Normal labour: first stage
12: Pain relief: non-pharmacological
13: Pain relief: pharmacological
14: Normal labour: second stage
15: Normal labour: third stage
16: Immediate care of the newborn
17: Management of malpositions and malpresentations
18: High-risk labour
19: Emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally
20: Postnatal care
21: Disorders of the postnatal period
23: Care of the newborn
25: Artificial feeding