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Waterbirth Stories

Midwifery Reflections, 1st Edition

Edited by Maria Paz Miranda, Marie Barnard

Routledge

136 pages

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pub: 2019-09-26
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Description

Drawing on years of midwifery experience of waterbirth, this collection of real life stories illuminates a rewarding way of birth and emphasises the theoretical knowledge, skills, understanding and resilience needed to practice well.

Waterbirth stories includes chapters on the criteria for use of water in labour and birth; the different stages of labour and on some more serious or unusual situations such as shoulder dystocia, postpartum haemorrhage, breech presentation and other unexpected maternal and neonatal events. Each chapter includes several stories from a midwife’s perspective, told in the context of evidence based guidelines available for this topic. The stories end with learning points to help readers reflect on their own practice.

Ideal for student and practising midwives with an interest in waterbirth, this research-informed book is enjoyable, challenging and informative.

Table of Contents

1. Use of water in midwifery in the UK

Maria Paz Miranda

2. Latent phase of labour and the water

Maria Paz Miranda, Marie Barnard, Catriona Cusick and Pat Hutson

3. The first stage of labour and the water.

Maria Paz Miranda, Catriona Cusick, Pat Hutson and Maria Paz Miranda

4. Post-Partum Haemorrhage and the water.

Maria Paz Miranda, Catriona Cusick, Pat Hutson and Maria Paz Miranda

5. Shoulder Dystocia and the water

Maria Paz Miranda, Marie Barnard and Catriona Cusick

6. Unexpected events in the water

Maria Paz Miranda, Marie Barnard, Catriona Cusick and Pat Hutson

About the Editors

Maria Paz Miranda is a midwife at Oxford Spires Midwifery-led Unit, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Marie Barnard is a midwife at Oxford Spires Midwifery-led Unit, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MED058120
MEDICAL / Nursing / Maternity, Perinatal, Women's Health