Description : In England in the seventeenth century, childbirth was the province of women. The midwife ran the birth, helped by female "gossips"; men, including the doctors of the day, were excluded both from the delivery and from the subsequent month of lying-in. But in the eighteenth century there emerged a new practitioner: the "man-midwife" who acted in lieu of a midwife and delivered normal births. By the late eighteenth century, men-midwives had achieved a permanent place in the management of childbirth, especially in the most lucrative spheres of practice. Why did women desert the traditional midwife? How was it that a domain of female control and collective solidarity became instead a region of male medical practice? What had broken down the barrier that had formerly excluded the male practitioner from the management of birth? This confident and authoritative work explores and explains a remarkable transformation--a shift not just in medical practices but in gender relations. Exploring the sociocultural dimensions of childbirth, Wilson argues with great skill that it was not the desires of medical men but the choices of mothers that summoned man-midwifery into being.
Description : Perfect for: • Bachelor of Midwifery students • Postgraduate Midwifery students • Combined Nursing degree students • Combined Nursing degree students Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e is the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. The third edition continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice—that of working in partnership with women and midwifery autonomy in practice and from this perspective, presents the midwife as a primary healthcare practitioner. It carefully examines the very different maternity care systems in Australia and New Zealand, exploring both autonomous and collaborative practice and importantly documents the recent reforms in Australian midwifery practice. Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e places women and their babies safely at the centre of midwifery practice and will guide, inform and inspire midwifery students, recent graduates and experienced midwives alike. • Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand • Critical Thinking Exercises and Research Activities • Midwifery Practice Scenarios • Reflective Thinking Exercises and Case Studies • Instructor and Student resources on Evolve, including Test Bank questions, answers to Review Questions and PowerPoint presentations. • New chapter on Models of Health • Increased content on cultural considerations, human rights, sustainability, mental health, obesity in pregnancy, communication in complex situations, intervention, complications in pregnancy and birth and assisted reproduction • Midwifery Practice Scenarios throughout.
Description : The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.
Description : This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.
Description : Midwifery in the developed world is in a state of ferment and change - a phenomenon referred to as the 'new midwifery'. This title offers analysis of the new midwifery as it is practised and reflects on regional differences in the emerging profession, providing a systematic account of its historical, local and international roots and more.
Description : The latest information on the use of acupuncture in midwifery. Written specifically for midwives by a practising acupuncturist who is also a qualified midwife Updated and expanded in the light of new developments and increasing understanding of acupuncture Relates the use of acupuncture specifically to areas surrounding pregnancy and childbirth
Description : This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.
Description : This text presents a compilation of current practices that includes evidence-based, traditional, and empiric care from a wide variety of sources. Each Guideline moves through problem identification and treatment using a standardized format for day-to-day clinical practice with diverse populations. The Guidelines are currently in use by many practices as a way of meeting the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) recommendations, and are acceptable for collaborative practice with physician colleagues.