Birthing Outside the System

Birthing Outside the System
Author: Hannah G. Dahlen,Bashi Kumar-Hazard,Virginia Schmied
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 9780367506605
Category: Maternal health services
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birthing Outside the System Book Excerpt:

This book investigates why women choose 'birth outside the system' and makes connections between women's right to choose where they birth and violations of human rights within maternity care systems. Choosing to birth at home can force women out of mainstream maternity care, despite research supporting the safety of this option for low-risk women attended by midwives. When homebirth is not supported as a birthplace option, women will defy mainstream medical advice, and if a midwife is not available, choose either an unregulated careprovider or birth without assistance. This book examines the circumstances and drivers behind why women nevertheless choose homebirth by bringing legal and ethical perspectives together with the latest research on high-risk homebirth (breech and twin births), freebirth, birth with unregulated careproviders and the oppression of midwives who support unorthodox choices. Stories from women who have pursued alternatives in Australia, Europe, Russia, the UK, the US, Canada, the Middle East and India are woven through the research. Insight and practical strategies are shared by doctors, midwives, lawyers, anthropologists, sociologists and psychologists on how to manage the tension between professional obligations and women's right to bodily autonomy. This book, the first of its kind, is an important contribution to considerations of place of birth and human rights in childbirth.

Women s Motivations for Having Unassisted Childbirth Or High risk Homebirth An Exploration of the Literature on birthing Outside the System

Women  s Motivations for Having Unassisted Childbirth Or High risk Homebirth  An Exploration of the Literature on  birthing Outside the System
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Motivations for Having Unassisted Childbirth Or High risk Homebirth An Exploration of the Literature on birthing Outside the System Book Excerpt:

Supporting Women for Labour and Birth

Supporting Women for Labour and Birth
Author: Nicky Leap,Billie Hunter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1000440869
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting Women for Labour and Birth Book Excerpt:

This new edition provides an up-to-date and thoughtful guide to supporting women in labour, looking at a range of techniques and approaches that promote a safe and positive experience of birth for women and their families. Across the world, support in labour has been shown to reduce obstetric interventions and improve outcomes for women and babies. Written by two highly experienced midwifery authors, this text draws on a wide range of cutting-edge research on this topic, identifying how the evidence can be applied to everyday practice. Narratives from women and practitioners, including midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and students, are used to illustrate a range of situations where the quality of support is central to the quality of the experience and outcome. Supporting Women for Labour and Birth encourages readers to reflect on their experiences and examine the evidence provided by both research and experiences of women and practitioners in order to explore how this could be incorporated into their practice. The only book to deal directly with the practical and emotional issues associated with labour support, this is an ideal text for student midwives and an important reference for practising midwives, doulas and other childbirth practitioners.

Birthing Work

Birthing Work
Author: Katharine McKinnon
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 981150010X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birthing Work Book Excerpt:

This book traces the assemblage that comes into being in the spaces and experiences of childbirth. Charting the contributions of the multiple human and non-human actors that contribute to the birth experience, it offers a new perspective on childbirth that cuts across the often emotional debates about natural versus medicalised birth. Drawing on ethnographic interviews with mothers, midwives and obstetricians, it provides an insight into the collective endeavours that shape birth. In doing so, it also explores who does the work of childbirth, expanding the boundaries for who (and what) is responsible for this collective labour and highlighting the interdependencies that characterise it. Structured around eight chapters that each focus on a different actor in the birth space, the volume argues that pregnancy and childbearing brings us into new relationships: with ourselves, with the child to be born, our partners and families, those who care for us, and with more-than-human others.

Reproductive Geographies

Reproductive Geographies
Author: Marcia R. England,Maria Fannin,Helen Hazen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 042977205X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Geographies Book Excerpt:

The sites, spaces and subjects of reproduction are distinctly geographical. Reproductive geographies span different scales - body, home, local, national, global - and movements across space. This book expands our understanding of the socio-cultural and spatial aspects of fertility, pregnancy and birth. The chapters directly address global perspectives, the future of reproductive politics and state-focused approaches to the politicisation of fertility, pregnancy and birth. The book provides up-to-date explorations on the changing landscapes of reproduction, including the expansion of reproductive technologies, such as surrogacy and intrauterine insemination. Contributions in this book focus on phenomenologically-inspired accounts of women’s lived experience of pregnancy and birth, the biopolitics of birth and citizenship, the material histories of reproductive tissues as "scientific objects" and engagements with public health and development policy. This is an essential resource for upper-level undergraduates and graduates studying topics such as Sociology, Geographies of Gender, Women’s Studies and Anthropology of Health and Medicine.

Sacred Inception

Sacred Inception
Author: Marianne Delaporte,Morag Martin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 1498546706
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Inception Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary book examines the shifting meaning of spirituality and birth practices in the modern world in the context of biomedical advances as well as colonial incursions. It indicates that spirituality in the birth place has managed to reemerge in many parts of the world.

An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings

An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-09-23
ISBN: 0309287421
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings Book Excerpt:

More than 30 years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) convened a committee to determine methodologies and research needed to evaluate childbirth settings in the United States. The committee members reported their findings and recommendations in a consensus report, Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings (IOM and NRC, 1982). An Update on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings is the summary of a workshop convened in March, 2013, to review updates to the 1982 report. Health care providers, researchers, government officials, and other experts from midwifery, nursing, obstetric medicine, neonatal medicine, public health, social science, and related fields presented and discussed research findings that advance our understanding of the effects of maternal care services in different birth settings on labor, clinical and other birth procedures, and birth outcomes. These settings include conventional hospital labor and delivery wards, birth centers, and home births. This report identifies datasets and relevant research literature that may inform a future ad hoc consensus study to address these concerns.

The Positive Birth Book

The Positive Birth Book
Author: Milli Hill
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1780664303
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Positive Birth Book Book Excerpt:

Work out what kind of birth you really want, and learn how to maximise your chances of getting it, in this refreshing, warm and witty guide to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks. Packed with vital and cutting-edge information on everything from building the ultimate birth plan, to your choices and rights in the birth room; from optimal cord clamping, to seeding the microbiome; from the inside track on breastfeeding, to woman-centred caesarean, The Positive Birth Book shows you how to have the best possible birth, regardless of whether you plan to have your baby in hospital, in the birth centre, at home or by elective caesarean. Find out how the environment you give birth in, your mindset and your expectations can influence the kind of birth you have, and be inspired by the voices of real women, who tell you the truth about what giving birth really feels like. Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.

Joy at Birth

Joy at Birth
Author: Susan Crowther
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN: 0429754116
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joy at Birth Book Excerpt:

To be at the birth of a baby is special, yet there is an increasing secularisation and reliance on technology in contemporary maternity care, particularly in the western context. Through exploration of experiences at birth this book explores joy at birth, which is often ignored and overlooked beyond the activities that help to ensure survival. This book draws on a collection of stories of birth from mothers, birth partners, obstetricians and midwives, that demonstrate joy at birth across professional groups and in different types of births and locations with or without technological interventions. Each chapter introduces stories of joy that highlight embodied, spatial and relational meanings. Employing the Heideggerian notion of a human being, it sketches out an ontological focus that draws our gaze to the everyday taken-for-granted ways of being at birth. Based on phenomenological experiential data and rigorous interpretive analysis underpinned by seminal philosophical writings, this book calls for readers to attend to the wholeness of birth in all situations and at all births in ways not attempted before. It will be of great interest to midwives, and those working in and studying maternity, obstetrics and neonatology, as well as social and medical anthropology, sociology, cultural, organisational and clinical psychology and spirituality.

Birth Settings in America

Birth Settings in America
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Assessing Health Outcomes by Birth Settings
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN: 0309669820
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth Settings in America Book Excerpt:

The delivery of high quality and equitable care for both mothers and newborns is complex and requires efforts across many sectors. The United States spends more on childbirth than any other country in the world, yet outcomes are worse than other high-resource countries, and even worse for Black and Native American women. There are a variety of factors that influence childbirth, including social determinants such as income, educational levels, access to care, financing, transportation, structural racism and geographic variability in birth settings. It is important to reevaluate the United States' approach to maternal and newborn care through the lens of these factors across multiple disciplines. Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice reviews and evaluates maternal and newborn care in the United States, the epidemiology of social and clinical risks in pregnancy and childbirth, birth settings research, and access to and choice of birth settings.

Reproductive Health and Maternal Sacrifice

Reproductive Health and Maternal Sacrifice
Author: Pam Lowe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1137472936
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Health and Maternal Sacrifice Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates that the symbol of maternal sacrifice is the notion that 'proper' women put the welfare of children, whether born, in utero or not conceived, over and above any choices and desires of their own. The idea of maternal sacrifice acts as powerful signifier in judging women's behaviour that goes beyond necessary care for any children. The book traces its presence in various aspects of reproductive health, from contraception to breastfeeding. Pam Lowe shows how although nominally choices are presented to women around reproductive health, maternal sacrifice is used to discipline women into conforming to specific norms, reasserting traditional forms of womanhood. This has significant implications for women's autonomy. Women can resist or reject this disciplinary position when making reproductive decisions, but in doing so, they may be positioned as transgressing and/or need to justify their decisions. The book will be of great interest to scholars of sociology, gender studies and health studies.

Covid Babies

Covid Babies
Author: Amy Brown
Publsiher: Pinter & Martin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN: 1780667639
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Covid Babies Book Excerpt:

As the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, pregnancy and maternity services underwent a rapid transformation in an attempt to deal with transmission of the virus and the growing pressure on healthcare services. In a climate of fear, and with many unknowns about the virus and the risks to pregnant women and their babies, restrictions and hastily implemented policies often overrode years of work to improve maternity care, with devastating consequences for new families. Covid Babies: how pandemic health measures undermined pregnancy, birth and early parenting considers how policies put in place to protect us from the immediate threat of the virus ultimately had the unintended consequence of harming many who needed maternity and postnatal care. It highlights how hard-won gains, even when supported by overwhelming evidence, can be lost at the drop of a hat in a crisis. By learning the lessons of the pandemic – through close examination of the evidence base that is now emerging – Amy Brown shows how we can begin to move forward and unravel what has gone wrong. This is no easy task when our health services continue to face significant challenges, but one that is necessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of our new families and those who care for them.

Negotiating Digital Citizenship

Negotiating Digital Citizenship
Author: Anthony McCosker,Sonja Vivienne,Amelia Johns
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN: 1783488905
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negotiating Digital Citizenship Book Excerpt:

This book challenges the assumptions behind the idea of digital citizenship in order to turn the attention to cases of innovation, social change and public good.

Education for the Professions in Times of Change

Education for the Professions in Times of Change
Author: Linda Clarke
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 3039365150
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education for the Professions in Times of Change Book Excerpt:

The eminent Harvard educationalist Howard Garner writes a preface to the Place Model within his Good Project Blog which provides a preface to this timely book. Professional is a slippery term, open to willful abuse, misuse and misunderstanding – as evidenced by the ways in which this chameleon term can be used as both a compliment and an insult. In this book academics from a range of professional fields deconstruct ‘professional’ and reimagine professionals in an age of rapid change where professionals are both increasingly in demand and frequently under threat. Several deploy the lens of Clarke’s Place Model to examine professions including teaching, midwifery, social work, journalism, and optometry. Some papers are empirical and some are based around using the Place Model as a thought experiment. All turn a critical eye on professionals and all find them to be, like all humans, neither devils nor divines (Maya Angelou), but at their best a combination of two indispensable characteristics, trustworthiness and expertise.

Perinatal Emotional Trauma in Maternity Care E Book

Perinatal Emotional Trauma in Maternity Care E Book
Author: Helen Nightingale
Publsiher: Helen Nightingale
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2022-03-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perinatal Emotional Trauma in Maternity Care E Book Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to trauma awareness for maternity care professionals. A staggering amount of women will report their birthing experience to be traumatic. Awareness of the phenomenon of 'birth trauma' is increasing, however trauma that occurs before or during pregnancy, or postpartum, is less acknowledged. This is despite huge evidence of the harm of psychological trauma. If you are a healthcare professional or have an interest in maternity care, this e-book is for you. This book addresses the knowledge gap arising from the paucity of psychological trauma training and education afforded to health professionals. You'll learn about general psychological trauma, how it affects the human brain, and how this extends to maternity care. You'll learn how to recognise, and respond to, emotional trauma in the perinatal period. Just as importantly, this book acknowledges and addresses trauma in health professionals and provides an overview of trauma-focused interventions for optimising outcomes for clinicians, maternity care consumers, their families and organisations.

Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice E Book

Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice E Book
Author: Jayne E. Marshall
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 0702068616
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice E Book Book Excerpt:

Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice Concepts and Challenges explores the non-clinical areas of the midwifery curriculum (e.g. law, ethics, leadership, employer-led supervision and professional development) in a helpful, user-friendly format brought to readers by a team of experts under the guidance of Jayne Marshall, editor of Myles Textbook for Midwives. The volume will be suitable for all student midwives, whether undertaking pre-registration education programmes or post-graduate studies, as well as practising midwives preparing for revalidation and/or undertaking CPD. Whilst prepared predominantly by contributors from the UK, Myles Professional Studies for Midwifery Education and Practice Concepts and Challenges will be suitable for an international readership. Specialist contributors ensure accuracy and currency of key information Underlying theory supported by a rich array of helpful learning features such as ‘real-life’ case studies and reflective activities Includes the latest initiatives such as employer-led supervision and the principles of coaching Includes a section on the ICM and EU standards of education and international regulation covering the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Denmark and Norway Explores the global context of the midwife's scope of practice with specific examples from the UK, Canada and the USA Includes discussion of CPD and overseas careers opportunities Annotated reading lists and significant websites provide additional sources of information

Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Author: Leroy C. Edozien,P. M. Shaughn O'Brien
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN: 110829359X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Book Excerpt:

Biopsychosocial factors are integral to all aspects of healthcare, but perhaps nowhere more so than in obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health. This is probably because so much of what occurs in the specialty involves dramatic, life-changing events - from pregnancy and childbirth to menopause and malignancy. This text was planned to inform clinical care and improve the psychological element of women's healthcare. The content covers a wide spectrum of care, including chapters on all the major subspecialties. The two editors, between them, have long-term and broad experience of writing and researching the areas covered in this text. Obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, psychiatrists, psychologists and those in many other areas of healthcare, including healthcare managers, should read this book. It is hoped that a distillate of its content will be incorporated in general and subspecialty training curricula to optimise the future care given to patients, partners and offspring.

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice
Author: Matjaž Zwitter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 3030007197
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice Book Excerpt:

This book discusses medicine from an ethical perspective, whereas books on medical ethics more commonly present ethics from a bio-medical standpoint. The book is divided into 23 chapters. The introductory chapters present some basic concepts of medical ethics, such as the relation between the legal system and ethics, ethical documents, ethical theories, and ethical analysis. The following chapters address issues of importance in all fields of medicine: respecting autonomy, communication, relations within a healthcare team, professional malpractice, limited resources, and the portrait of a physician. In turn, the third part of the book focuses on ethical aspects in a broad range of medical activities – preventive medicine, human reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, intensive care, palliative medicine, clinical research, unproven methods in diagnostics and treatment, and the role of physicians who aren’t directly responsible for patient care. The last part presents students’ seminars with case stories. The book offers a valuable resource for physicians of all specialties, students of medicine, professionals, and students from other fields devoted to human health, journalists, and general readers with an interest in medicine.

Red Dirt Girl

Red Dirt Girl
Author: C. A. Lupton
Publsiher: Book Guild Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 1915122694
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Dirt Girl Book Excerpt:

It’s the late postgenomic era and the loss of habitable landmass has led to severe limits on human birth. In the drive for species perfection, fewer and fewer can breed, and the long-simmering tension between the reproductive ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is coming to the boil.

Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare

Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare
Author: Susan Ayers,Richard de Visser
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-04-24
ISBN: 1529760534
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology for Medicine and Healthcare Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive overview of the research, theory, application and current practices in the field of psychology for medicine and healthcare, covering topics from epigenetics to social determinants of health and transdiagnostic approaches to mental health and everything in between.