Normal Childbirth: Evidence and Debate, 2e
by Susan Downe BA(Hons) MSc PhD RM
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (June 13, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443069433
- ISBN-13: 978-0443069437
- Amazon Price: $48.95
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- Format: Original Publisher PDF
- File Size: 2.5 MB
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This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as ‘at risk’ if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of ‘normal’ in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth.Explores the wider range of normal childbirth that is unique to individual mothers and babiesChallenges the assumptions underpinning current beliefs and attitudesUpdated statistics, both national and internationalLatest research and debate