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Midwifery & Maternity Nursing

Including a selection of midwifery, perinatal, medical and general texts, and books that might be useful to patients and their families

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Midwife's Pharmacopoeia

by Claire Banister

This pocket-sized quick reference provides essential information on the most commonly-prescribed drugs, looking at the implications for use on both mother and child. Intended as a supplementary text to "The British National Formulary" and other pharmacology textbooks, "The Midwife's Pharmacopoeia"...

Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary

by Denise Tiran

Baillière's Midwives Dictionary has been an invaluable educational and professional resource for generations of midwives and students.

Now in its Tenth Edition, the Dictionary has been radically but sensitively revised to include well over 100 new terms and definitions, reflecting the vast..

Midwife Labour Birth Handbook

by Chapman

A quick reference guide to assist midwives in providing effective care in every conceivable birth situation. It will assist student and practising midwives in providing safe, research-based intrapartum care.

Examination of the Newborn: A Practical Guide

by Helen Baston, Heather Durward

This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for midwives and other practitioners concerned with neonatal examination of the newborn infant. It encouraes the reader to view each mother and baby as unique, taking into account their experiences preconceptually, antenatally and through...

Skills for Midwifery Practice

by Ruth Johnson, Wendy Taylor

This unique book provides the basic nursing skills and core midwifery skills needed by all midwives, it contains essential information, which is not available in as much depth in other midwifery texts. Focusing on the childbearing woman and her baby, and presenting the appropriate evidence wherever...

Textbook for Midwives

by Margaret F. Myles, et al

Recognised by many as the leading international textbook for midwives, Myles Textbook for Midwives returns in its 14th edition. This edition has been revised by new editors Diane Fraser and Maggie Cooper who are regarded as being at the forefront of the profession. They have recruited a number of...

Mayes' Midwifery

by Susan Macdonald, Christine Henderson

"It is excellent book with the material being presented in a unique order."

Essential Anatomy and Physiology in Maternity Care

by Linda Wylie

Anatomy and physiology is presented in a clear and accessible manner for the midwifery student. Well-illustrated with numerous line diagrams, "Anatomy and Physiology in Maternity Care" takes a system-approach to the physiological changes that occur throughout the childbearing year. Varied case...

Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences

by Dot Stables, Jean Rankin

"This is an excellent book. This edition is clear and reflects a contemporary understanding of physiology. "

An Introduction to Research for Midwives

by Colin Rees

Research is now a fundamental part of midwifery practice. However, not everyone finds it easy to understand the basic principles, and particularly the language of research. This book provides an answer to these frustrations. The second edition of this introductory text explores and explains the...

Postnatal Care: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Management

by Debra Bick, et al

This book gives clear and evidence-based guidelines on the identification and management of postnatal health problems (rather than on routine observations and examinations of blood pressure, temperature, uterine involution, lochia and perinuem.) This approach allows carefully individualised care...

Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

by Melvyn Dunstall, Jane Coad

A simple to use essential guide for students and qualified midwives. It is a sophisticated and evidenced based procedure book.

Midwifery and Public Health: Future Directions and New Opportunities

by Padraig O'Luanaigh, Cindy Carlson

"Excellent, excellent and excellent ... "

Decision-Making in Midwifery Practice

by Jayne Marshall, et al

"A valuable text in an area where students and some midwives have difficulty acquiring this higher order skill."

Ethics and Midwifery: Issues in Contemporary Practice

by Lucy Frith, Heather Draper

Second edition of a book on ethics written specifically for the midwifery profession.

Pregnant Women, Violent Men: What Midwives Need to Know

by Sheila C. Hunt, Ann M. Martin

Midwives work at the very heart of our society, sharing in women's lives at a crucial and sensitive stage. Midwives need to recognise the issue of domestic violence as well as understand the many complex causes. Can midwives do anything to help a woman who has been, or is currently, in a violent...

Reflective Practice: A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

by Beverley J. Taylor

"...a practical and insightful guide, richly illuminated with stories from everyday practice, to enable the practitioner to become an effective reflective practitioner. The power of Beverley Taylor's approach is to view reflection as a way of life, and not just as a technique". - Christopher Jones,...

Maternal-Neonatal Facts Made Incredibly Quick!

by Springhouse

Maternal-Neonatal Facts Made Incredibly Quick! is the perfect point-of-care reference for nurses working with pregnant patients in any clinical setting. Incorporating the popular features of the Incredibly Easy! Series, this pocket-sized book provides instant access to information nurses need...

The Law and the Midwife

by Shirley R. Jones, Rosemary Jenkins

The second edition of this successful text is an essential and accessible guide to legal aspects of midwifery for all midwife supervisors, midwives, and midwifery students. Midwives will find this book provides them with the knowledge and understanding they require to make sense of the legal...

Breastfeeding Special Care Babies

by Sandra Lang

This is a comprehensive and practical guide to all aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. The language is clear and direct and the references up to date. The author covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common...

The Social Context of Birth

by Caroline Squire

All babies are born into a social context and all women give birth within a social context. This is often neglected in the technocratic modern culture of childbirth. This title provides insights for midwives, nurses, obstetricians and health visitors into the many different lives, experiences and...

Skills for Midwifery Practice

by Ruth Johnson, Wendy Taylor

This unique book provides the basic nursing skills and core midwifery skills needed by all midwives, it contains essential information, which is not available in as much depth in other midwifery texts. Focusing on the childbearing woman and her baby, and presenting the appropriate evidence wherever...

The Labour Ward Handbook

by Leroy Edozien

Includes: Approach to care: Bleep/ crash calls; Communication; Documentation; Admission to, and discharge home from, delivery suite; Clinical incident reporting; Transfer of care between professionals; Reviewing what happened; Further reading;

Informed Choice in Maternity Care

by Mavis J. Kirkham (Editor)

Informed choice in maternity care is government policy and is therefore an important issue in the education of midwives and obstetricians. This book brings together key research in the area and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of...

Pregnancy Poverty and the Healthcare Professional

by Sheila C. Hunt

This book examines the ways in which a group of childbearing women living in poverty in the west Midlands of England attempted to make sense of their lives and experiences. It draws on their words, thoughts and reflections and provides rich insights into the complex world of women, poverty and...

Ethics in Midwifery

by Shirley Jones

This book examines the principles and realities of ethics in midwifery practice today. It explains basic ethical theory, looking at how dilemmas occur and the ethical bases on which conflicts can be resolved. Through a series of case studies, options and issues for consideration are reviewed,...

Leading Antenatal Classes

by Judy Priest, Judith Schott

"I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone, midwife, physiotherapist, NCT teacher and other teachers of antenatal groups."

"It's all here!... a practical handbook that encourages the reader to come to her own decisions about the 'process' of teaching"

Dictionary of Midwifery

by Nicola Winson, Rita Sandra McDonald

A comprehensive, illustrated dictionary of midwifery terms and abbreviations.

Culture, Religion and Childbearing: A Handbook for Health Professionals

by Judith Schott, Alix Henley

This book will help everyone involved in providing, planning, purchasing or managing women's health services to meet the needs of all women, taking their cultural, religious and individual needs into account. Its wealth of references make it ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery

by Elizabeth R. Cluett (Editor), Rosalind Bluff (Editor)

This book is a clear and concise introduction to all aspects of research viewed from a midwifery perspective. It gives equal weight to quantitative and qualitative approaches, describes principles underlying the previous approaches used in midwifery research, and offers midwifery and neonatal...


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