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  • Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days

    1st Edition

    By Mary L. Nolan

    As research in neuroscience increasingly points to the unparalleled influence of the first 1000 days of life from conception to two years of age in determining the baby’s life trajectory, the need for high-quality early parenting education delivered by knowledgeable and dedicated professionals…

    Paperback – 2020-03-18 

  • Waterbirth Stories

    Midwifery Reflections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Paz Miranda, Sian Marie Barnard

    Drawing on years of midwifery experience of waterbirth, this collection of stories, based on real-life events, 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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-24

  • Untangling the Maternity Crisis

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nadine Edwards, Rosemary Mander, Jo Murphy-Lawless

    Arguing that contemporary maternity services provide a toxic environment both in which to practise and to give birth, this book looks at how we can change this. Its aim is promoting the best possible experiences of childbearing, and confident, strengthening and loving contexts for new parenthood.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24

  • Spirituality and Childbirth

    Meaning and Care at the Start of Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Crowther, Jenny Hall

    Highlighting aspects of birth often taken for granted, ignored or left silenced, this book questions the art and meaning of childbirth. Addressing spirituality in and around the start of life from a variety of thought-provoking perspectives, it examines the apparent paradox of impersonal…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11

  • Hypnobirth

    Evidence, practice and support for birth professionals, 1st Edition

    By Teri Gavin-Jones, Sandra Handford

    Maternity services and choices for labour and birth are fast evolving. Hypnobirth involves preparation for childbirth using tried and tested hypnotherapy techniques in harmony with midwifery best practices and increasing numbers of women are turning to the technique. Written by two experienced…

    Paperback – 2016-05-24

  • Home Birth

    The Politics of Difficult Choices, 1st Edition

    By Mary L. Nolan

    The rhetoric of choice is much used in UK health policy and home birth is one of the three options that women are entitled to choose between when deciding where to have their baby. However, many women making this choice run into considerable opposition from the maternity service. Home Birth: the…

    Paperback – 2010-11-08

  • Birth Without Doctors

    Conversations with traditional midwives, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Vincent-Priya

    Most women giving birth in rural communities throughout the Third World cannot enjoy the ''benefits'' of modern medical assistance. They are usually too expensive and too far away. This book is the result of journeys and conversations between the author, traditional midwives and mothers which took…

    Hardback – 2009-10-01
    Health and Population Set

  • Birth as a Healing Experience

    The Emotional Journey of Pregnancy Through Postpartum, 1st Edition

    By Lois Halzel Freedman

    Birth as a Healing Experience: The Emotional Journey of Pregnancy Through Postpartum emphasizes and examines the emotional aspects of pregnancy and postpartum, presenting these periods as important opportunities for a woman's growth and healing from previous traumatic births or pregnancy losses.…

    Paperback – 2008-07-14

  • Caesarean

    Just Another Way of Birth?, 1st Edition

    By Rosemary Mander

    This book critically analyzes the place of caesarean in childbearing at the beginning of the twenty first century. It questions the changes that are taking place in childbirth and, in particular, the effects and implications of an increase in caesarean births. This controversial work by a…

    Paperback – 2007-05-31

  • Birth Crisis

    1st Edition

    By Sheila Kitzinger

    One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to…

    Paperback – 2006-06-01

  • Birthing Autonomy

    Women's Experiences of Planning Home Births, 1st Edition

    By Nadine Edwards

    Birthing Autonomy brings some balance to the difficult arguments that arise from debates about home births, and focuses on women’s views and their experiences of planning home births. It provides an in-depth exploration of how women make decisions about home births and what aspects matter…

    Paperback – 2005-07-21

  • Childbirth in the Global Village

    Implications for Midwifery Education and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Dawn Hillier

    Is the experience of childbirth becoming 'globalised'?Is the encroachment of the western medical model dehumanising a profoundly human experience?If so, what can midwives and midwife educators do about it?These are the questions at the heart of Childbirth in the Global Village which highlights the…

    Paperback – 2003-06-19

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