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Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Midwifery > General

Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 4th edition): Nancy T Hatfield, Cynthia Kincheloe Introductory Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 4th edition)
Nancy T Hatfield, Cynthia Kincheloe
R2,016 R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Save R200 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Enhance your critical thinking skills in a clinical setting and prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam with this clear, easy-to-understand, and highly visual book. Written by two experts and current educators in pediatric and maternity nursing, the 4th edition has been updated to reflect today's best practices and evidence-based care. Each chapter includes a built-in workbook, integrated case studies, and in-patient scenarios to sharpen your understanding of the content. Plus, this edition is accompanied by a robust array of interactive online resources to enrich your learning experience and further prepare you for maternity and pediatric nursing practice. Highlights of the 4th edition: NEW & UPDATED CONTENT , including the latest NANDA terminology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines, the Baby Friendly Initiative, medication updates, and more, prepare you for practice in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. UNIQUE! A built-in workbook at the end of each chapter includes NCLEX-PN-style review questions, study activities, and critical thinking "What Would You Do?" exercises. NEW! Concept Mastery Alerts highlight commonly misunderstood concepts and provide helpful explanations to clarify them. Chapter-opening case studies foster critical thinking. A Nursing Process approach prepares you to write individual care plans by walking you through each step of the nurse's role in data collection (assessment), relevant nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. First-person narratives help you understand the feelings of clients and their family members. Cultural Snapshots encourage you to think about cultural differences when caring for your clients. Learning Objectives and Key Points , which set goals for understanding and highlight must-know information, help you master important concepts. Test Yourself questions allow you to check your understanding as you go. Clinical Secrets highlight safety concerns and other important topics to prepare you for on-the-job challenges. ENHANCED online student resources include NCLEX-PN-style questions (revised to reflect the latest test plan) including new alternate format questions), drug monographs, maternity and pediatric nursing videos, audio glossaries, dosage calculation quizzes, and more. Comprehensive instructor resources include guided lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, test generator, image bank, QSEN competencies, concept-based curriculum maps, quizzes, assignments, and more. This leading content is also incorporated into Lippincott CoursePoint , a dynamic learning solution that integrates this book's curriculum, adaptive learning tools, real-time data reporting, and the latest evidence-based practice content together into one powerful student education solution. Lippincott CoursePoint improves the nursing students' critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to prepare them for practice. Learn more at NursingEducationSuccess.com/CoursePoint.

How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course (Hardcover): Monica Gribben, Stephen McLellan, Debbie McGirr, Sam Chenery-Morris How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course (Hardcover)
Monica Gribben, Stephen McLellan, Debbie McGirr, Sam Chenery-Morris
R1,437 R1,272 Discovery Miles 12 720 Save R165 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nursing and midwifery are inspiring and amazing professions - but as your students face the realities of juggling work, study and life, they may now be thinking 'what did I let myself in for'? This book is designed to help students that are struggling and need a little (or a lot of) guidance. It's packed with useful information and practical exercises to help them cope with all the major sources of stress for nursing and midwifery students - including: juggling time succeeding in assignments and exams understanding what's expected in real life and on placements managing finances coping with stress applying for jobs and more Written by authors who have helped countless students from a wide range of backgrounds conquer their problems, this book will be something students can come back to again and again to help them succeed on their journey to becoming a registered nurse or midwife.

Pain in Childbearing and its Control - Key Issues for Midwives and Women (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Rosemary Mander Pain in Childbearing and its Control - Key Issues for Midwives and Women (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Rosemary Mander
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focusing on the mother's experience of pain and her contribution to its control, this accessible text covers the background to historical and scientific understanding of pain and considers methods of researching and measuring pain.

Now in its 2nd edition, "Pain in Childbearing and its Control" explores pregnancy, labour and puerperal pain, along with fetal and neonatal pain. As well as approaching the topic in considerable depth, the word 'pain' is interpreted broadly. Throughout the text, research-based theoretical approaches to pain and pain control are presented within the context of care. The possibility of caring interventions being iatrogenic, or aggravating the woman's pain, lends this book a perceptively political orientation. "Pain in Childbearing and its Control" will be invaluable to midwives and a wide range of care providers who seek to assist the woman in coping with her experience of childbearing and any associated pain.

Who am I to Judge? - The Journal of a Pro-Choice Christian (Paperback): Msthomasrn Who am I to Judge? - The Journal of a Pro-Choice Christian (Paperback)
Msthomasrn
R449 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R90 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period - Implications and Guidance for Professionals (Paperback): Gill... Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period - Implications and Guidance for Professionals (Paperback)
Gill Thomson, Virginia Schmied
R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 at the incidence and impact of disadvantageous circumstances on women but also explores protective factors at an individual, family, community and service level. It identifies promising evidence-based interventions and sources of resilience. With a distinctive focus on social and cultural diversity, Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period considers a wide range of personal circumstances and social groups, including women's experiences of traumatic birth, domestic and family violence, drug and alcohol use and mothering by indigenous, same-sex and disabled women. Throughout, case studies and service user experiences are used to illuminate the issues and illustrate exemplary care practice. International in scope, this book is particularly strong on the implications for care practices and health service delivery within Western models of maternity care. Its applied focus and evidence base makes it eminently suitable for study purposes and professional reference. Of relevance to midwives, health visitors and other health and social care practitioners, Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period's final chapters focus on developing resilience amongst professionals and multiprofessional and interagency working.

Essentials for Midwives - Labour and Delivery Orientation in a Nutshell (Paperback): Cassie Giles Groll Essentials for Midwives - Labour and Delivery Orientation in a Nutshell (Paperback)
Cassie Giles Groll
R678 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R153 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nurses who are new to the labour and delivery (L&D) environment will welcome this succinct, easy-to-use orientation guide for everyday labour and birth management practices. It is designed for speedy access to fundamental information about the most common practices in the L&D unit and encourages the development of independence and confidence for new RNs orienting to this practice environment. This well-formatted reference covers the more commonly occurring L&D situations, terminology, equipment, labs, medications, complications, and algorithms to help foster critical thinking and establish a concrete obstetric knowledge base. A wealth of clearly rendered illustrations are included to aid learning. The book also provides space for nurses to enter personal notes and protocol observed in their particular hospital. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.

Starting Life as a Midwife - An International Review of Transition from Student to Practitioner (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019):... Starting Life as a Midwife - An International Review of Transition from Student to Practitioner (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Michelle Gray, Ellen Kitson-Reynolds, Allison Cummins
R1,752 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R274 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume explores the unique challenges midwifery graduates face as they move into practice. It identifies the similarities and differences in midwifery education, regulation, and clinical practice faced by graduate midwives in all continents, examining the various support systems available for graduate midwives in many countries, and identifying the common strategies (formal and informal) and approaches that have proved to be effective in supporting midwifery graduates.The book volume brings together the experiences of new midwives starting out in registered practice, to share the challenges and triumphs during their transition to confident practitioners. It identifies, explains and details both established and innovative new mechanisms in place to support new midwives in each country, and examines the effects the experiences of transitioning to practice may have on future professional practice, resilience and sustainability. Lack of support during the new-graduate transition to practice has been associated with early attrition from the midwifery profession. Stress, disillusion, and horizontal violence have been identified as factors that influence midwifery attrition rates. Exploration of the various support mechanisms currently available in different countries may stimulate the sharing of best practices in providing new midwives with transition to practice programmes and generate further research.Each chapter is harmonized to facilitate the comparison between countries, and the maternity services context is explained using each country's specific legislation, regulation and registration of midwives. The preparation of midwifery students for qualified practice is outlined to explain how midwifery students are trained and socialized into the profession, mentored in their placements and then transitioned to registered midwife status. This book appeals to midwives, managers, educators, and newly graduated interested in international midwifery practice.

Lippincott CoursePoint+ Enhanced for Ricci, Kyle & Carman's Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Miscellaneous printed matter,... Lippincott CoursePoint+ Enhanced for Ricci, Kyle & Carman's Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Miscellaneous printed matter, Third, 24 Month)
Susan Scott-Ricci, Terri Kyle, Susan Carman
R8,251 Discovery Miles 82 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Coming Home - How Midwives Changed Birth (Hardcover): Wendy Kline Coming Home - How Midwives Changed Birth (Hardcover)
Wendy Kline
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By the mid-twentieth century, two things appeared destined for extinction in the United States: the practice of home birth and the profession of midwifery. In 1940, close to half of all U.S. births took place in the hospital, and the trend was increasing. By 1970, the percentage of hospital births reached an all-time high of 99.4%, and the obstetrician, rather than the midwife, assumed nearly complete control over what had become an entirely medicalized procedure. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an explosion of new alternative organizations, publications, and conferences cropped up, documenting a very different demographic trend; by 1977, the percentage of out-of-hospital births had more than doubled. Home birth was making a comeback, but why? The executive director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publicly noted in 1977 the "rising tide of demand for home delivery," describing it as an "anti-intellectual-anti-science revolt." A quiet revolution spread across cities and suburbs, towns and farms, as individuals challenged legal, institutional and medical protocols by choosing unlicensed midwives to catch their babies at home. Coming Home analyzes the ideas, values, and experiences that led to this quiet revolution and its long-term consequences for our understanding of birth, medicine, and culture. Who were these self-proclaimed midwives and how did they learn their trade? Because the United States had virtually eliminated midwifery in most areas by the mid-twentieth century, most of them had little knowledge of or exposure to the historic practice, drawing primarily on obstetrical texts, trial and error, and sometimes instruction from aging home birth physicians to learn their craft. While their constituents were primarily drawn from the educated white middle class, their model of care (which ultimately drew on the wisdom and practice of a more diverse, global pool of midwives) had the potential to transform birth practices for all women, both in and out of the hospital.

Schaum's Outline of Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Paperback, Ed): Patricia Coyne Schaum's Outline of Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Paperback, Ed)
Patricia Coyne
R763 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R161 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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This Schaum's Outline gives you: 700 review questions with answers Essential information on pregnancy, labor and birth, and care of the newborn Support of all the major textbooks in the field of maternal-newborn nursing

Fully compatible with your classroom texts, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores

Myles Textbook for Midwives (Paperback, 16th Revised edition): Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor Myles Textbook for Midwives (Paperback, 16th Revised edition)
Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor
R1,746 R1,322 Discovery Miles 13 220 Save R424 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Myles Textbook for Midwives is the world's best-selling midwifery textbook, now in its 16th edition, with sales to 75 countries and with a large and growing market for the International Edition in Asia. Retaining the clear, accessible writing style that so readily characterised the success of earlier editions, Myles Textbook for Midwives 16th edition continues to offer an exceptionally clear explanation of the relevant anatomy and physiology relating to pregnancy and childbirth as well as comprehensive coverage of the other associated topics which range from antenatal education for birth and parenting to the effective management of midwifery and obstetric emergencies. Prepared by editors of international renown, the 16th edition has been fully updated to include the latest guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance. Completely new chapters - many written by authors from the multi-professional team - cover obesity, perineal trauma (including care of the woman who has undergone FGM), the neonatal physiological examination and neonatal life support. Now published for the first time in full colour, Myles Textbook for Midwives 16th edition also comes with Elsevier EVOLVE ancillaries - an exciting online learning package consisting of 500 self-assessment questions and answers and a fully downloadable image bank. Designed to enable midwifery practitioners to provide safe and competent care, which is tailored to the patient's individual needs Extensively illustrated to assist visual learning with additional 'pull out' textboxes to highlight key information Streamlined chapters with similar themes and approach help consolidate learning Reflects all modern midwifery curricula by presenting a strong emphasis on evidenced-based practice and the use of technology Over 500 on-line multiple-choice questions to enable readers to test their knowledge Offers a full image bank of downloadable illustrations to assist with personal projects and/or further learning References, Further Reading and Useful Websites promote further learning Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provide simple definitions of more complex terminologies Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback Contains many new chapters, some of which are authored by members of the multi-professional team Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognition that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Examination of the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Guidance to support the trend for midwives to undertake the neonatal physical examination of the healthy term infant Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation

Varney's Midwifery (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Kathryn Osborne, Cecilia M Jevitt Varney's Midwifery (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Kathryn Osborne, Cecilia M Jevitt
R2,739 Discovery Miles 27 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Awarded Second Place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Maternal - Child Health/Prenatal Nursing/Childbirth and Third Place in Adult Primary Care! Varney's Midwifery, Sixth Edition is the gold standard for midwifery practice. Completely updated and revised, this text reflects current evidence-based guidelines. The Sixth Edition addresses care of women throughout the lifespan, including primary care, gynecology, maternity care in a variety of settings, and newborn care. It also provides new content on social determinants of health, the changing face of the population, and the population that midwives serve. With chapters written by expert midwives with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and normal physiologic processes, this text will assist students and midwives in providing healthcare services today. Chapter appendices present essential skills that are designed to help students, midwives, and international readers learn skills that are core components of midwifery practice. These critical skills are evidence-based and include insertion of contraceptive devices, hand maneuvers for birth, management of a fetus in a breech presentation, and steps for managing postpartum hemorrhage. "Varney's Midwifery is a primary textbook used in midwifery education. The voices of authors from practices across the nation allow for a robust presentation of evidence-based midwifery. As society changes, and midwifery evolves, so does this textbook evolve, especially as illustrated by new content. This edition includes information that will enable midwives to provide evidence-based care within the context of shared decision making." - Editors Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker, Kathryn Osborne, and Cecilia M. Jevitt

Fetal Monitoring in Practice (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Donald M. F. Gibb, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Fetal Monitoring in Practice (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Donald M. F. Gibb, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
R900 R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Save R51 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepared by editors of international renown, the latest edition of Fetal Monitoring in Practice has been fully updated throughout and now presents the latest information in colour! Retaining the features that characterised the success of previous editions - an accessible writing style, basic CTG interpretation, use of correct terminology, common pitfalls associated with equipment usage, underlying pathophysiology, clinical trial data and relevant clinical scenarios - new features include an expanded author team to provide an international perspective, the latest guidelines from NICE and FIGO, new and expanded information on clinical assessment and medical litigation, and a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice. Clear and friendly writing style makes a potentially challenging subject straightforward and accessible Explains the correct use of terminology to help ensure safe and accurate communication Emphasizes the importance of using monitoring techniques within the context of detailed clinical assessment Explains the basics of interpretation including the influence of drugs used for pain relief Explains common pitfalls associated with equipment usage and provides practical advice on how to avoid them Explains the underlying pathophysiology associated with abnormal changes seen on the CTG Explains and contextualizes relevant clinical trial data Clinical scenarios demonstrate common presentations such as breech birth, twin pregnancies, brow presentation, hypertension, and eclampsia Real CTG traces demonstrate more complex presentations such as prolonged deceleration, placental abruption, and fetal bleeding Perfect for candidates undertaking the Advanced Training Skills?Module of the RCOGs 'Advanced Labour Ward Practice' Incorporates the latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Expanded author team provides an international perspective Includes new and expanded information on clinical assessment, complications including infection, anaemia and bleeding and medical litigation, Contains a new chapter on competency testing in CTG interpretation prior to practice

Clinical Practice Guidelines For Midwifery  &  Women's Health (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): Nell L. Tharpe, Robin G.... Clinical Practice Guidelines For Midwifery & Women's Health (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
Nell L. Tharpe, Robin G. Jordan, Cindy L. Farley
R1,603 Discovery Miles 16 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health, Fifth Edition is an accessible and easy-to-use quick reference guide for midwives and women's healthcare providers. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing clinical environment, it offers current evidence-based practice, updated approaches, and opportunities for midwifery leadership in every practice setting. Also included are integrative, alternative, and complementary therapies. The Fifth Edition examines the transition to the use of ICD-10 codes, women's health policy and advocacy, risk assessment and decision-making in practice, and inspiring trust in midwifery care. New clinical practice guidelines include health promotion and primary care practice, such as promoting restorative sleep, optimizing oral health, promoting a healthy weight, and caring for the woman with a substance abuse disorder. In addition, it features expanded and updated information on a wide-variety of topics, such as sexual diversity and gender identity, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preeclampsia, physiologic labor and prevention of the primary cesarean, birth options and locations, assessing the fetus, the latest practice recommendations on delayed cord clamping and family-centered cesarean, and the Walcher and Tharpe maneuvers for management of shoulder dystocia. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives (Paperback): Mary Billington, Mandy Stevenson Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives (Paperback)
Mary Billington, Mandy Stevenson
R1,287 R1,213 Discovery Miles 12 130 Save R74 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide surrounding the support, care and management of critically ill women in childbearing specifically written for midwives.
Many women who have higher-risk pregnancies, complications or medical conditions require specialist obstetric or multidisciplinary care. Increasingly women, whose condition deteriorates and becomes critical during childbirth, are being cared for by midwives in obstetric high dependency units within the labour ward, rather than being cared for by nurses in ITU.
Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives explores all aspects of management, support and care of childbearing women who become critically ill due to pre-existing conditions or who develop critical illness as a result of complications of childbearing. It examines predisposing factors which result in the need for critical care, addresses specialist monitoring technology and skills, and explores autonomous practice and team approaches to providing care for critically ill women in childbearing.

The Midwifery Testbook (Paperback, Ed): Helen Wightman, Robina Aslam The Midwifery Testbook (Paperback, Ed)
Helen Wightman, Robina Aslam
R741 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R43 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""This will be a great revision tool ... Each type of question is used to enhance the development of the student by self assessment of their knowledge and understanding of the relevant anatomy and physiology and the application to practice ... I will strongly recommend this excellent text to all student midwives."
Nan Morse, Professional Head of Midwifery Education, University of Glamorgan, UK

"The Midwifery Textbook is a valuable and unique resource to midwifery ... It tests existing knowledge in complex situations whilst building upon earlier foundations ... The variety of question types available make learning and revision fun, whilst providing ideas for creative learning opportunities."
Patricia Walker, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Child Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK"

Looking for a quick and effective way to revise and test your knowledge?

This handy reference book is the essential self test resource to help student midwives to revise and prepare for their anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology exams.

This useful test book includes over 450 questions relating to your midwifery course, and includes a variety of question types including multiple choice, short answers, true and false and fill in the blanks. All the questions have detailed answers for self checking.

The book encourages you to test and improve your knowledge of numeracy and pharmacology. Topics covered include: Anatomy and physiology of pre-conception Pregnancy and post-partum Pathophysiology, illness and complications "The Midwifery Test Book" is a quick and easy reference book for students undertaking midwifery courses, to help them excel in their exams

Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700 (Paperback, New): Anne Borsay, Billie Hunter Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700 (Paperback, New)
Anne Borsay, Billie Hunter
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.

Counseling The Nursing Mother (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher Counseling The Nursing Mother (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
R1,649 Discovery Miles 16 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant's Guide, Sixth Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support. Additionally, the Sixth Edition also serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals. With an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter, it is an ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook.

A Midwife in Amish Country - Celebrating God's Gift of Life (Hardcover): Kim Osterholzer A Midwife in Amish Country - Celebrating God's Gift of Life (Hardcover)
Kim Osterholzer
R598 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R53 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kim Osterholzer, a midwife who's caught over 500 babies since 1993, ushers readers behind the doors of Amish homes as she recounts her lively, entertaining, and life-changing adventures learning the heart and art and craft of midwifery. In A Midwife in Amish Country, Kim chronicles the escapades of her nine-year apprenticeship grappling with the nuance and idiosyncrasies of homebirth as she tagged along after the woman who helped her birth her own babies at home. With drama and insight, she recounts the beauty and painstaking effort of those early years spent catching babies next to crackling woodstoves, by oil lamp and lantern light, and in farmhouses powered by windmills for running water and sporting outhouses for the unmentionables. She found herself catching babies born into leaky wading pools and through howling snow storms: huge babies, tiny babies, breech babies, and twin babies. Some births kept her from home for days on end, others she missed by heart-pounding seconds, yet every birth enthralled her, whether halting hemorrhages, sharing breath with tiny lungs, or bouncing through wild rides in ambulances. Too many times to count, Kim stumbled home feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, yet as she strained against her misgivings, self-doubts, and seemingly insurmountable challenges, those intimate, sacred moments transformed her as time after time she rocked back upon her heels to soak in the spellbinding magic of hearty cries filling the air-the cries of brand-new lives with newly expanding lungs, of hardy men with overflowing hearts, of life-bearing women with the reward of their labors filling their arms-a harmony of cries that mingled with Kim's own and that, together, rose heavenward from rumpled beds speckled and splattered with the sweat, tears, and blood of those births. The very beds of those conceptions became sacred spaces awash with love and joy and gratitude. She persevered, and her experiences became profoundly empowering as she unearthed the foundation and cornerstone of true midwifery-how to use her heart as well as her hands to serve, and to serve in the simplest of womanly ways---stroking, smoothing, wiping, tidying, nourishing, comforting, hearing, encouraging, validating, and witnessing. Slowly, steadily, Kim learned to play her part as midwife to the Amish-her part in a symphony of inimitable women-a single, piping strain among the melodies of those skilled, focused, strong, and harmonious-women unflagging in their passion to welcome new lives earth-side effectively and gently. And at last, tried and tested, Kim took her rightful place among them.

Beyond the Egg Timer - A Companion Guide for Having Babies (Paperback): Sharon Praissman Fisher, Emma Williams Beyond the Egg Timer - A Companion Guide for Having Babies (Paperback)
Sharon Praissman Fisher, Emma Williams
R371 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing (Paperback, 5th edition): Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing (Paperback, 5th edition)
Kathleen Rice Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan
R1,895 Discovery Miles 18 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leave the self-doubt behind - get fully grounded in effective perinatal care, with Perinatal Nursing, 5th Edition, an official publication of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). This freshly updated, comprehensive resource offers expert guidelines and best practices for the full range of patient care issues, from cultural practices and pregnancy complications to newborn assessments and nutrition. Stay current with this must-have, evidence-based support for both perinatal and labor and delivery nursing. Strengthen and upgrade your perinatal nursing strengths and expertise: NEW and expanded content on pregnancy complications - Bleeding in pregnancy, preterm labor and birth, diabetes, cardiac disease, pulmonary complications, multiple gestation, obesity and more NEW content on newborn nutrition - The infant feeding decision, breastfeeding benefits, nutritional components, and preterm milk and lactation NEW and updated content on patient safety and maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States - Instructions on how to make maternity units safer based on the most current evidence, and through application of various care bundles Evidence-based information on clinical conditions - Includes chapter on obesity that covers risks to the mother and fetus, care from preconception to postpartum, and bariatric surgery Text boxes emphasize crucial care standards and guidelines Practical guidance and current best practices for areas including: Perinatal patient safety and quality care Integrating patient cultural beliefs and practices into perinatal care Physiologic changes of pregnancy Antenatal care Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Pregnancy complications Multiple gestation Maternal-fetal transport Labor and birth Fetal assessment Managing pain during labor Postpartum care Newborn care - Adaptation to extrauterine life, physical assessment and nutrition Common neonatal complications All chapters written by expert nurse clinicians and researchers to support positive perinatal outcomes Nursing staffing standards are included as they apply to each patient population Ideal for those seeking certification in obstetrics nursing (RNC-OB) and maternal newborn nursing (RN-MNN, RNC-LRN) Perfect on-the-job resource and review text for all perinatal nurses, maternal units, and students Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS (TM), Android (TM), PC and Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time - providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource (R) eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity, as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click About the Clinical Editors Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN is Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and Editor-in-Chief MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing in Saint Louis, Missouri. Patricia A. Creehan, MSN, RNC is Manager of Clinical Operations, Labor and Delivery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Nancy O'Brien-Abel, MSN, RNC is Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at Perinatal Consulting, LLC and Affiliate Instructor at the School of Nursing, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Cheryl K. Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA is a Nurse Practitioner, Labor and Delivery at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea/Osborn Medical Centers in Scottsdale, Arizona. Annie J. Rohan, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC,FAANP is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Director of Pediatric Research at the School of Nursing, Office of Nursing Research and Innovation at Stony Brook University (SUNY at Stony Brook) in Stony Brook, New York.

Pharmacology for Midwives - The Evidence Base for Safe Practice (Paperback, 2nd Ed. 2010): Sue Jordan Pharmacology for Midwives - The Evidence Base for Safe Practice (Paperback, 2nd Ed. 2010)
Sue Jordan
R1,102 R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Save R58 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new edition of this ground-breaking text is an essential resource for the management of drugs during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Fully updated in line with current midwifery practice, it includes new chapters on Disorders of the Immune System and Recreational Drugs, and expanded coverage of pain relief.

Maternal and Child Health Nursing - Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family (Hardcover, Eighth, North American... Maternal and Child Health Nursing - Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family (Hardcover, Eighth, North American Edition)
Flagg
R4,309 Discovery Miles 43 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Confidently prepare for the challenges of modern maternal-newborn and child health care nursing. A respected authority revised for today's changing health care environment, Maternal & Child Health Nursing, 8th Edition presents maternal-newborn and child health care not as two separate disciplines, but as a continuum of knowledge. Using a nursing process framework, this proven text applies a clear, easy-to-understand approach and wide range of built-in learning aids to help you master essential concepts and skills for success in this ever-changing and increasingly important field.

Vitamin K and the Newborn (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Sara Wickham Vitamin K and the Newborn (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Sara Wickham
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Breastfeeding and Medication (Paperback, 2 New Edition): Wendy Jones Breastfeeding and Medication (Paperback, 2 New Edition)
Wendy Jones
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sadly, women often feel they have no alternative but to give up breastfeeding, having been prescribed or purchased medication. In many cases, however, this is unnecessary. This book outlines the evidence base for the use of medication during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and Medication presents a comprehensive A to Z guide to the most frequently prescribed drugs and their safety for breastfeeding mothers. Evaluating the evidence for interventions and using a simple format for quickly identifying medications that are safe or unsafe to use, it also highlights those drugs where there is inconclusive evidence. Additional contextual information makes this the most complete text for those practitioners who support and treat breastfeeding women. It: provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the breast together with hormonal influences to better understand how complications, such as mastitis, arise and inform the approach to their treatment; includes a section on conditions that affect women specifically when they are lactating where prescription of medication may be necessary; discusses the importance of breastfeeding and its advantages, as well as its disadvantages; and explores how to support breastfeeding mothers, and presents a counselling model approach. This new edition contains information on more drugs and a chapter on the management of some chronic conditions which may affect breastfeeding mothers. In most cases there are options to support the mother's optimal care whilst allowing her to continue to breastfeed her baby as long as she wishes. This is a topic which raises many questions on social media, which informed the choice of conditions to consider. This is an invaluable reference for all health practitioners and volunteers who work with, support and treat breastfeeding women, including lactation consultants, breastfeeding support workers, health visitors, GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists and midwives.

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