Supporting women to give birth at home: A practical guide for midwives

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/196713
Title:
Supporting women to give birth at home: A practical guide for midwives
Authors:
Steen, Mary
Abstract:
This book describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s ability to give birth at home and to promote this birth option, providing evidence-based information about benefits and risks. This practical guide will help midwives to have the necessary skills, resources and confidence to support homebirth. The book includes: - the present birth choices a woman has - the implications homebirth has upon midwifery practice - how midwives can prepare and support women and their families - the midwife’s role and responsibilities - national and local policies, guidelines and available resources - pain management options With a range of recent home birth case studies brought together in the final chapter, this accessible text provides a valuable insight into those considering homebirth. Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home will be of interest to students studying issues around normal birth and will be an important resource for clinically based midwives, in particular community based midwives, home birth
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
London: Routledge, 2011
Publisher:
Routledge
Issue Date:
Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/196713
Additional Links:
http://www.routledge.com
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
This book is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
9780415560306
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorSteen, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T14:35:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-09T14:35:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.citationLondon: Routledge, 2011en
dc.identifier.isbn9780415560306-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/196713-
dc.descriptionThis book is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis book describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives and maternity services encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman’s ability to give birth at home and to promote this birth option, providing evidence-based information about benefits and risks. This practical guide will help midwives to have the necessary skills, resources and confidence to support homebirth. The book includes: - the present birth choices a woman has - the implications homebirth has upon midwifery practice - how midwives can prepare and support women and their families - the midwife’s role and responsibilities - national and local policies, guidelines and available resources - pain management options With a range of recent home birth case studies brought together in the final chapter, this accessible text provides a valuable insight into those considering homebirth. Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home will be of interest to students studying issues around normal birth and will be an important resource for clinically based midwives, in particular community based midwives, home birthen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledge.comen
dc.subjecthomebirthen
dc.subjectmidwivesen
dc.subjectpractical guideen
dc.subjectsupporting womenen
dc.subjectmaternity servicesen
dc.subjectnormal birthen
dc.subjectcase studiesen
dc.subjectemergencesen
dc.titleSupporting women to give birth at home: A practical guide for midwivesen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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