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Midwifery: Best Practice


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Introduction Acknowledgements SECTION 1 Women and Midwives 1.1 The impact of the establishment of a midwife managed unit on women in a rural setting in England Kim Watts, Diane M Fraser and Fehmidah Munir 1.2 Culture, Control and the Birth Environment Mary Newburn 1.3 Drawing the Line: caesarean sections on demand Natasha Carr 1.4 Searching for autonomy Katherine Pollard 1.5 The risky business of normal birth Jenny Fraser SECTION 2 Focus on . Diversity (1) 2.1 Building bridges: involving Pakistani women Yana Richens 2.2 What's it like to work in Siberia? Rachel Simpkins 2.3 What's it like to work in Ontario? Elizabeth Fulton-Breathat 2.4 Excerpts from a CNM's journal: Kosovo, winter 2000 Barbara Hammes 2.5 Midwifery in Northern Belize Diane B Boyer, Carrie Klima, Judith Jennrich and Jeanne E. Raisler SECTION 3 Pregnancy. Exploring Pregnancy . 3.1 Risk and risk assessment in pregnancy - do we scare because we care? Katja Stahl and Vanora Hundley 3.2 Reduced frequency prenatal visits in midwifery practice: attitudes and use Deborah S Walker, Stephanie Day, Corinne Diroff, Heather Lirette, Laura McCully, Candace Mooney-Hescott and Victoria Vest 3.3 Australian women's stories of their baby-feeding decisions in pregnancy Athena Sheehan, Virginia Schmied and Margaret Cooke 3.4 The Big Pregnancy Brain Mush Myth Sara Wickham 3.5 Body image and pregnancy Lorna Davies SECTION 4 Focus On . Building Communities of Women 4.1 Being used? Motive for user involvement Beverley A. Lawrence Beech 4.2 Powerful Sharing? Creating Effective User Groups Julie Wray 4.3 An evaluation of a support group for breast-feeding women in Salisbury, UK Jo Alexander, Tricia Anderson, Mandy grant, Jill Sanghera and Dawn Jackson 4.4 The Birth Resource Centre: A Community of Women Jane Crewe, Andrea St. Clair, Lyssa Clayton, Fiona Armstrong, Lee Seekings-Norman, Nadine Edwards and Sara Wickham SECTION 5 Labour and Birth 5.1 Current best evidence: A review of the literature on umbilical cord clamping Judith S. Mercer 5.2 Perineal trauma: prevention and treatment Rona McCandlish 5.3 A disappearing art: vaginal breech birth Becky Reed 5.4 Home Breech Birth Esther Culpin (Commentary by Michel Odent) 5.5 To drip or not to drip? A literature review Myra Parsons 5.6 Fetal blood sampling Penny Champion 5.7 Don't take it lying down! Gillian Fletcher 5.8 Going Backwards: the concept of 'pasmo' Ina May Gaskin SECTION 6 Focus On . Birth Centres 6.1 A 'cycle of empowerment': the enabling culture of birth centres Mavis Kirkham 6.2 'Home from home': the key to success Morwenna Davies, Shirley McDonald and Denise Austin 6.3 A compromise for change? Sara Wickham 6.4 Birth Centres in Wiltshire (1) Vicky Tinsley 6.5 Birth Centres in Wiltshire (2) Vicky Tinsley SECTION 7 Life After Birth 7.1 Postnatal Care: is it an afterthought? Julie Wray 7.2 A light in the fog: Caring for women with postpartum depression Holly Powell Kennedy, Cheryl Tatano Beck and Jeanne Watson Driscoll 7.3 Hands Off! The Breastfeeding Best Start Project (1) Sally Inch, Susan Law and Louise Wallace 7.4 Hands Off! The Breastfeeding Best Start Project (2) Sally Inch, Susan Law and Louise Wallace 7.5 'White blood': dose benefits of human milk Suzanne Colson 7.6 Mother and Baby - a Good Start Sarah J. Buckley SECTION 8 Focus on . Diversity (2) 8.1 Adolescent motherhood in an inner city who are in the UK: Experiences and needs of a group of adolescent mothers Maria Barrell 8.2 Why choose motherhood? The older teenage client's perspective Claire Beckinsale 8.3 Beating disability, embracing motherhood Simone Baker Pregnancy, labour and mothering among women who have suffered trauma Mindy Levy SECTION 9 Stories and Reflection 9.1 Creating a scene: the work of Progress Theatre Kirsten Baker 9.2 The Numbers Game Nicki Pusey 9.3 Kicking out the oboes Suzanne Colson 9.4 You can take a horse to water. Anon 9.5 Pushing the boundaries: independence in the NHS Lynn Walcott 9.6 Pushed to the limit Rosie Kacary 9.7 My birth story Andrea Wolahan with Virginia Howes 9.8 A wise birth revisited Penny Armstrong 9.9 Compare and contrast. three births in one day Anne Adamson 9.10 The Un-Peel Report Gill Walton 9.11 Goodbye, and thanks Jane Bowler Index



The fourth volume of Midwifery: Best Practice will include: - 37 articles from The Practising Midwife (2003). - 5 research articles from Midwifery (2003). - 7 articles from The Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health (2001-02) - 5 original articles commissioned for this book. These articles will be grouped into nine sections, and each of the main sections will, as before, include a brief editorial introduction and a 'summing up' which will include ideas of how to turn reading into professional development activities. 1) Women and Midwives
2) Focus On ... Diversity
3) Pregnancy
4) Focus On ... Building Communities of Women
5) Labour and Birth
6) Focus On ... Birth Centres
7) Life After Birth
8) Focus On ... Diversity (2)
9) Stories and Reflection

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