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New ebooks :
Reuwer, P. (2009). Proactive support of labor : the challenge of normal childbirth
Proactive Support of Labor enhances professional labor and delivery skills by providing the expertise for preventing prolonged labor which is the root-cause of women’s dissatisfaction with the experience of childbirth. Step-by-step, evidence-based guidance on good practice during labor is given, including fetal and maternal monitoring, pain relief, and the prevention and timely correction of everyday labor disorders.
Warren, R. (2009). Best practice in labour and delivery
An understanding of when and how to intervene is the key to good obstetric care. This textbook is an encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth; it offers clear practical guidance on all aspects of labour and delivery. Written by well-known leading experts, each chapter offers a modern authoritative review of best practice.
Simkins, G. (2011). Into these hands : wisdom from midwives
A complete view of midwifery including history, health care, benefits vs. hospital births. The women who share these stories are more than mid-wives they are visionaries, revolutionaries, healers and heroes.
Vadeboncoeur, H. (2011). Birthing normally after a caesarean or two : a guide for pregnant women, exploring reasons and practicalities for VBAC
Ward, S. (2011). Maternal-child nursing care : optimizing outcomes for mothers, children, and families
The perfect balance of maternal and child nursing care in a new textbook conceived and written to be a combination textbook! An extensive review by nursing educators ensures that it offers just the right depth and breadth of coverage for students in today’s maternity/pediatric courses essentially the same as the 2009 edition which won the AJN Book of the Year in 2009.
Boyle, M. (2011). Emergencies around childbirth: a handbook for midwives
The revised and updated Second Edition of Emergencies Around Childbirth continues to provide an easy-to access resource for practising midwives. It will enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in urgent or emergency situations that can occur in a hospital, at a birth centre or at home. It builds on feedback the authors received from practicing midwives on the First Edition, expanding the areas found to be especially useful and informative.
Medforth, J. (2011). Oxford handbook of midwifery
Fully revised and updated to include the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied care settings. Giving a complete picture of the role of the midwife, the handbook reflects the mother’s journey through conception, pregnancy and birth to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby.