Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67658
Title:
Making normal birth a reality
Authors:
Steen, Mary; Walsh, Denis
Abstract:
This article describes and discusses an conference paper given at the Dia Internacional do Enfermeiro de Saude Materna e Obstetrica, Viseu, Portugal. It highlights that many childbearing women in the 21st century now fear birth and the RCM's concerns that both women and maternity care professionals have become more dependent on technology during childbirth. This instigated the RCM's campaign for normal birth, which aims to inspire and support normal birth practice to maximise opportunities for women to experience normal birth and to reduce unncessary medical interventions. The importance of being with woman is stressed and a social model versus medical model of care is compared. Midwife's skills such as 'sussing out labour' and 'intuition' is explored as is 'working with pain' rather than a pain relief approach and 'holistic approaches to support normal birth practices are also discussed. In particular, active birth and the use of complementary therapies are reviewed. Midwives around the world can play an important role in making normal birth a reality once again.
Affiliation:
University of Central Lancashire/Royal College of Midwives
Citation:
Revista Da Associacao Portuguesa Dos Enfermeiros Obstetras, Dia Internacional do Enfermeiro de Sauda Materna e Obstetrica, 2007, 8, pp. 15-19
Publisher:
APEO - Associacao Portuguesa Enfermeiros Obstetras
Journal:
Annual Revista APEO
Issue Date:
5-May-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67658
Additional Links:
http://www.apeobstetras.org
Type:
Article; Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
Sponsors:
APEO Associacao Portugesa Dos Enfermeiros Obstetras
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorSteen, Mary-
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Denis-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08T12:07:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-08T12:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2007-05-05-
dc.identifier.citationRevista Da Associacao Portuguesa Dos Enfermeiros Obstetras, Dia Internacional do Enfermeiro de Sauda Materna e Obstetrica, 2007, 8, pp. 15-19en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/67658-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis article describes and discusses an conference paper given at the Dia Internacional do Enfermeiro de Saude Materna e Obstetrica, Viseu, Portugal. It highlights that many childbearing women in the 21st century now fear birth and the RCM's concerns that both women and maternity care professionals have become more dependent on technology during childbirth. This instigated the RCM's campaign for normal birth, which aims to inspire and support normal birth practice to maximise opportunities for women to experience normal birth and to reduce unncessary medical interventions. The importance of being with woman is stressed and a social model versus medical model of care is compared. Midwife's skills such as 'sussing out labour' and 'intuition' is explored as is 'working with pain' rather than a pain relief approach and 'holistic approaches to support normal birth practices are also discussed. In particular, active birth and the use of complementary therapies are reviewed. Midwives around the world can play an important role in making normal birth a reality once again.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAPEO Associacao Portugesa Dos Enfermeiros Obstetrasen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAPEO - Associacao Portuguesa Enfermeiros Obstetrasen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.apeobstetras.orgen
dc.subjectnormal birthen
dc.subjectmidwife skillsen
dc.subjectRCM's normal birth campaignen
dc.subjectbeing with womanen
dc.subjectworking with painen
dc.subjectholistic approachesen
dc.subjectcomplementary therapiesen
dc.subjectactive birthen
dc.titleMaking normal birth a realityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Central Lancashire/Royal College of Midwivesen
dc.identifier.journalAnnual Revista APEOen
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