Intended to help women assess their individual needs in order to make informed choices on the care they receive. This title explores care of the mother and baby in antenatal preparation through to labour and the birth itself, offering reassuring, sensible advice.
"The Best Labour Possible?" is intended to help women assess their individual needs in order to make informed choices on the care they receive. It explores care of the mother and baby in antenatal preparation through to labour and the birth itself, offering reassuring, sensible advice. This is a useful resource for midwives to help women make the right choices.
During her midwifery career, Lesley has been both an independent and an NHS midwife. She has been secretary of the Independent Midwives Association and founder of the Wessex Maternity Centre and now works as co-ordinator of a midwife-led unit, one of the first to offer a full caseloading and community service to a population of around 600 women a year.
Table of Contents
Equal partnership in care; Assessing your own needs; Access to care; Antenatal preparation; Labour; Pain relief; Things that might go wrong; Giving birth; Birth reports; Appendix 1: The Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS); Appendix 2: References and further reading
The Best Labour Possible? by Lesley Hobbs
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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