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Normal childbirth : evidence and debate

Author: Soo Downe
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Normal childbirth should be the right of the majority, not a chosen few. Midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Normal childbirth.
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2004
(OCoLC)607256788
Online version:
Normal childbirth.
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2004
(OCoLC)630955539
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Soo Downe
ISBN: 0443073856 9780443073854
OCLC Number: 54537954
Description: xiii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Ways of seeing --
1. From being to becoming : reconstructing childbirth knowledges / Soo Downe and Christine McCourt --
2. The role of pain in normal birth and the empowerment of women / Nicky Leap and Tricia Anderson --
3. Birth and spirituality / Jenny Hall and Meg Taylor --
Sect. 2. Aspects of normality --
4. Normal birth : women's stories / Beverley Lawrence Beech and Belinda Phipps --
5. Midwives' practices in 11 UK maternity units / Marianne Mead --
6. Midwives constructing 'normal birth' / Sue Crabtree --
Sect. 3. Evidence and debate --
7. Risk, safety and the study of physiological birth / Denis Walsh, Amina El-Nemer and Soo Downe --
8. The early pushing urge : practice and discourse / Soo Downe, Carol Young and Victoria Hall Moran / Trent Midwifery Research Group --
9. Fetal to neonatal transition : first, do no harm / Judith Mercer and Rebecca Skovgaard --
10. Promoting normal birth : weighing the evidence / Jane Sandall.
Responsibility: edited by Soo Downe ; foreword by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd.

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Faye Doris; Academic Lead, Midwifery; University of Plymouth A stimulating book which lays out strong arguments around normal birth. It is truly evidenced base and valuable to have this evidence so Read more...

 
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