Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship, Theory for Practice, Education and Research

Birth Territory and Midwifery Guardianship

Theory for Practice, Education and Research

By Kathleen Fahy, BN, MEd, PhD, RM, RN, Dean of Nursing and Midwifery and Professor of Midwifery, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia; Maralyn Foureur, BA, GradDip, PhD, RN, RM, Clinical Professor, Midwifery and Women's Health, Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; and Carolyn Hastie, RM, RN, DipTeach, GradDipPHC, IBCLC, MPhil, Midwifery Manager, Obstetric & Gynecology Department, Belmont Birthing Service, Hunter New England Health, Australia


Introduction

Section 1: Theories and Practices

1 Power and the Social Construction of Birth Territory

2 Theorising Birth Territory

3 Midwifery Guardianship: Reclaiming the Sacred in Birth

4 Territories of the Self and Spiritual Practices During Childbirth

Section 2: Physiology and the Physical Space

5 Creating Birth Space to Enable Undisturbed Birth

6 The Spiritual and Emotional Territory of the Unborn and Newborn Baby

7 Creating Physical Space

Part 1 The moving, feeling and dreaming body guides architectural design

Part 2 Putting the principles into practice

Section 3: Midwives, Obstetricians and the Maternity Services

8 Being a midwife to midwifery: transforming midwifery services

9 Birth Territory: The role of the obstetrician

10 From Ideal to Real: The interface between Birth Territory and the Maternity Service Organisation

Glossary
Index