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  • 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
    Routledge

  • Joy at Birth

    An Interpretive, Hermeneutic, Phenomenological Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Susan Crowther

    To be at the birth of a baby is special, yet there is an increasing secularisation and reliance on technology in contemporary maternity care, particularly in the western context. Through exploration of experiences at birth this book explores joy at birth, which is often ignored and overlooked…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Nursing and Midwifery

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Supporting Women for Labour and Birth

    A Thoughtful Guide, 1st Edition

    By Nicky Leap, Billie Hunter

    Fear of childbirth, the increasing use of epidurals and soaring caesarean section rates are the focus of much apprehension, debate, and controversy in contemporary maternity care. Across the world, support in labour has been shown to reduce obstetric interventions and improve outcomes for…

    Paperback – 2016-06-13
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home

    A Practical Guide for Midwives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Steen

    Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s…

    Paperback – 2011-11-17
    Routledge

  • Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth

    A Guide for Midwives, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Denis Walsh

    Evidence-based care is a well established principle in contemporary healthcare and a worldwide health care movement. However, despite the emphasis on promoting evidence-based or effective care without the unnecessary use of technologies and drugs, intervention rates in childbirth continue to rise…

    Paperback – 2011-11-02
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Health and Population Set

  • Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    1st Edition

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives…

    Paperback – 2008-08-20
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

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