Maternal and Child Health Products

  • Fertility, Health and Lone Parenting

    European Contexts

    Edited by Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq

    In Europe, the percentage of lone-parent families has risen from 14% to 19% between 1996 and 2012. Only in Greece and Finland did the rates fall, while in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland the rise has reached or exceeded 10 percent. As of 2017, there are 2.9 million lone parents with…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Transforming Infant Wellbeing

    Research, Policy and Practice for the First 1001 Critical Days

    Edited by Penelope Leach

    Transforming Infant Wellbeing brings together science and policy to highlight the critical importance of the first 1001 days of infancy: the period from conception to the second birthday. Introduced and edited by Penelope Leach, who uniquely combines academic knowledge of infant development with…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period

    Implications and Guidance for Professionals

    Edited by Gill Thomson, Virginia Schmied

    Bringing together experts in the field, this important book considers the underlying risk factors that create situations of psychosocial vulnerability and marginalisation for mothers, from their baby’s conception up to a year after birth. Adopting a strengths-based approach, the book looks not only…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge

  • Hypnobirth

    Evidence, practice and support for birth professionals

    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

  • Aboriginal Children, History and Health

    Beyond Social Determinants

    Edited by John Boulton

    This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote Indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

  • Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    By Candace Johnson

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

  • Visual Cultures of Foundling Care in Renaissance Italy

    By Diana Bullen Presciutti

    The social problem of infant abandonment captured the public’s imagination in Italy during the fifteenth century, a critical period of innovation and development in charitable discourses. As charity toward foundlings became a political priority, the patrons and supporters of foundling hospitals…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Communicating Women’s Health

    Social and Cultural Norms that Influence Health Decisions

    Edited by Annette Madlock Gatison

    This volume explores the conditions under which women are empowered, and feel entitled, to make the health decisions that are best for them. At its core, it illuminates how the most basic element of communication, voice, has been summarily suppressed for entire groups of women when it comes to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Health Communication

  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan

    A Handbook

    Edited by Mary Steen, Michael Thomas

    Mental wellbeing is an integral part of being, and feeling, healthy, and it is estimated that one in four people will suffer from some form of mental illness during their lifetime. In spite of this, it is often overlooked in mainstream healthcare. The overall aim of this book is to provide…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Children’s Nursing

    A Theory for Children and their Childhoods

    By Duncan C. Randall

    Pragmatic Children’s Nursing is the first attempt to create a paediatric nursing theory which argues for the importance of giving children living with illness access to a childhood which is, as far as possible, equal to that of their peers. Set in the historical context of the development of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Nursing

  • Ethnographic Research in Maternal and Child Health

    Edited by Fiona Dykes, Renée Flacking

    A unique and innovative resource for conducting ethnographic research in health care settings, Ethnographic Research in Maternal and Child Health provides a combination of ethnographic theory and an international selection of empirical case studies. The book begins with an overview of the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-02
    Routledge

  • Growing Up Fast

    Re-Visioning Adolescent Mothers' Transitions to Young Adulthood

    By Bonnie J. Ross Leadbeater

    The first edition of Growing Up Fast attempted to counter the stereotype of poor, minority adolescent mothers and describe the diversity of their educational, work, parenting, and relationship experiences. The volume followed a strengths-based approach to understanding why some mothers appeared…

    Paperback – 2014-03-03
    Psychology Press

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