'Labour' is the third title in the Midwifery Essentials series and is about the provision of safe and effective care during labour and birth. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred intrapartum care.
Assessment and the role of the midwife in early labour
The first stage of labour, monitoring maternal and fetal wellbeing
Coping with contractions, without pharmacological pain relief
Advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological analgesia
Indications for induction or augmentation of labour
The second stage of labour and the procedure for episiotomy
The third stage of labour and the impact of different approaches
Different methods of anaesthesia and preparation for caesarean birth
The procedure for evidence-based perineal suturing.
By Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK and Jennifer Hall, MSc, ADM, PGDip(HE), RN, RM, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife
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