Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges.

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107611

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 930

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education.

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118690994

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 741

The NMC have produced standards of proficiency for pre registration midwifery education and those standards have been written in an “academic” language, for higher education institutions. Each student prior to being admitted to the profession must have achieved the proficiencies stated in the NMC publication. The purpose of this book is to provide students with material related to the standards of midwifery education. The students will be able to use the contents of this text and relate it to their own approved programme of midwifery study, as their programme of study would have had to comply with NMC’s requirements. It will help student midwives appreciate how their own programmes have been designed, and why they are required to study and understand some of the subjects they are, or will be studying.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.

Author: Sandi Doughton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982141431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 630

A revealing guide to a career as a midwife written by award-winning health reporter Sandi Doughton and based on the real-life experiences of the chief of the midwifery practice group at the University of Washington—required reading for anyone pursuing a path to this life-changing profession. Becoming a Midwife takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a midwife. Midwives are medical professionals who provide care for childbearing women on their birthing journey. It is a growing career that combines compassion and emotional intelligence with nursing and healthcare. Expert midwife Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, specializes in healthy pregnancy and birth. As a veteran of the field, she has helped countless women on the path to labor by delivering their babies and following up with breastfeeding support, newborn care, and insight into the many psycho-social challenges women face in the transition to motherhood. Gain professional wisdom as acclaimed health reporter Sandi Doughton shadows Kopas at work, telling the story of her professional path. Learn the ins and outs of this dynamic job, helping soon-to-be mothers bring new life into the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

As with all the other career paths outlined in this book, becoming a 'global midwife' is a combination of a desire to do the job, achieving the right qualifications, experience and expertise and working to achieve the goals.

Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107604

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 514

What is the reality of being a midwife in the twenty-first century? What is it like to help and support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth and into motherhood? What roles can midwives play in society? This new edition of the popular text, Becoming a Midwife, explores what it is to be a midwife, looking at the factors that make midwifery such a special profession, as well as some of the challenges. The fully updated chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy, including stories from midwives working in hospitals and in the community, as managers, supervisors and educators, and as men, women, mothers and birth activists. All chapters are narrated by contributors who introduce their own theme, recount a vignette that throws light on their understandings of midwifery and reasons for becoming (or not becoming) a midwife and any subsequent career moves. Backed up by commentaries and drawing together these insights, the editors show what it means to be a midwife today. Suitable for those contemplating a career in midwifery and providing an opportunity for reflection for more experienced midwives, this thought-provoking book is an invaluable contribution to midwifery.
Categories: Medical

Getting an Education

Getting an Education

Author: Midwifery Today

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:41865299

Category: Midwifery

Page: 90

View: 199

Categories: Midwifery

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Rule 8 of the Midwives' Rules and Standards (NMC 2012c) sets out the minimum requirements for eligibility for appointment as a supervisor of midwives. In addition to these statutory requirements, prospective supervisors must be ...

Author: Ian Peate

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118410936

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 258

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.
Categories: Medical

Becoming a Midwife

Becoming a Midwife

Author: Margaret Barnes

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:222922063

Category: Midwifery

Page: 572

View: 308

Categories: Midwifery

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

Being and Becoming a Midwife in Eighteenth century France  Geographies of Pedagogical Practices and Objects

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread ...

Author: Scottie Hale Buehler

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1199025553

Category:

Page: 382

View: 788

In eighteenth-century France, concerns over a perceived population crisis and a neo-Hippocratic commitment to the social and physical environment as sources of both health and disease resulted in childbirth becoming a site for widespread governmental and medical intervention for the first time. Rhetoric blaming "ignorant" rural midwives justified government- or church-funded provincial training courses. Augmenting published textbooks, a variety of unexplored sources--such as surveys, student notes, advertisements, meeting minutes, marginalia, letters, and objects including mannequins and instruments--enables my project to investigate local negotiations around midwifery pedagogy. I argue that the French governmental and medical institutions sought to regulate and control midwifery, not eliminate the practice, thus challenging the simplified, Anglocentric narrative of male usurpation of the female domain of midwifery. Attention to the administrative practices of midwifery courses illustrates the limits of both the French absolutist monarchy and medical institutions to implement their will in the provinces. While midwifery courses expanded state and medical control over childbirth to an unprecedented degree, debates around midwifery education expose the diverse and sometimes conflicting strategies midwives employed. "Being and Becoming a Midwife" demonstrates the instability of the categories of "accoucheurs" (man-midwives) and "sages-femmes" (midwives) and the plurality of identities surrounding these terms in provincial France. Educated, licensed midwives practiced alongside untrained, licensed and unlicensed midwives. Frequently male and female practitioners collaborated through family ties, apprenticeships or educational relationships, and professional networks. Urban practitioners criticized rural midwives and surgeons alike for incompetence, revealing that geopolitical (urban and rural) and class differences shaped their social realities and medical practices as much as the division between man-midwife and midwife. By investigating the process of midwifery assimilation into mainstream medicine in eighteenth-century France, I uncover the ways that certain types of knowing become legitimized to the exclusion of others and how access to the profession was regulated.
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The Lessons of a Student Midwife

The Lessons of a Student Midwife

Nearly had me in tears of joy." "This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be." "I absolutely ADORED this book."

Author: J E Rowney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798566197562

Category:

Page: 794

View: 920

Perfect for fans of "One Born Every Minute", "Call the Midwife", "Hard Pushed" and anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a midwife. Violet dreams of becoming a midwife. Off to university to start her training, all that stand between her and her future are anxiety, self-doubt and three years of hard work. With best friend Zoe by her side, can she overcome the obstacles to make her dreams come true? This volume contains the entire Lessons of a Student Midwife series, including Life Lessons, Love Lessons and Lessons Learned. Praise for Life Lessons "A fictional but very real insight into the life of a student midwife. Nearly had me in tears of joy." "This book is rather adorable. The two main characters, Violet and Zoe, are everything best friends should be." "I absolutely ADORED this book."
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Midwifery

Midwifery

There is an interesting synergy to an individual's development as a midwife. To be a midwife requires a certain degree of personal development and maturity; but the practice of midwifery itself provides important opportunities for ...

Author: Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 9780729539289

Category: Medical

Page: 1097

View: 992

Specifically reflects the historical and socio-political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. This new edition has a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills.
Categories: Medical

Starting Life as a Midwife

Starting Life as a Midwife

Each health profession determines the minimum competency standards of practice to be demonstrated for initial registration. In nursing and midwifery, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) set the minimum ...

Author: Michelle Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319938523

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 245

This volume explores the unique challenges midwifery graduates face as they move into practice. It identifies the similarities and differences in midwifery education, regulation, and clinical practice faced by graduate midwives in all continents, examining the various support systems available for graduate midwives in many countries, and identifying the common strategies (formal and informal) and approaches that have proved to be effective in supporting midwifery graduates.The book volume brings together the experiences of new midwives starting out in registered practice, to share the challenges and triumphs during their transition to confident practitioners. It identifies, explains and details both established and innovative new mechanisms in place to support new midwives in each country, and examines the effects the experiences of transitioning to practice may have on future professional practice, resilience and sustainability. Lack of support during the new-graduate transition to practice has been associated with early attrition from the midwifery profession. Stress, disillusion, and horizontal violence have been identified as factors that influence midwifery attrition rates. Exploration of the various support mechanisms currently available in different countries may stimulate the sharing of best practices in providing new midwives with transition to practice programmes and generate further research.Each chapter is harmonized to facilitate the comparison between countries, and the maternity services context is explained using each country’s specific legislation, regulation and registration of midwives. The preparation of midwifery students for qualified practice is outlined to explain how midwifery students are trained and socialized into the profession, mentored in their placements and then transitioned to registered midwife status. This book appeals to midwives, managers, educators, and newly graduated interested in international midwifery practice.
Categories: Medical

An Unlikely Nurse Midwife

An Unlikely Nurse   Midwife

This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then.

Author: Anne Reavill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1499286945

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 432

Nursing was not something Anne had ever considered as a career, let alone becoming a midwife, but she had to do something and when she applied to a local hospital the matron insisted that she trained.This book follows her nursing experiences working in the different wards and departments, often highlighting how much both nursing and medical treatments have changed since then. On the wards she faced dealing with the seriously ill, death of a patient for the first time, learning how to give injections (which she had always dreaded), plus the endless bedpan rounds, ward cleaning, and long spells on night duty sometimes with confused and disruptive patients. And there was still time for some social life, despite the restriction of living in a Nurses' Home.In spite of her initial reservations she completed the course, and midwifery training followed, by the end of which she was already delivering babies at home alone. Over the following years she went on to become a Midwifery Sister and she recalls many events, both tragic and happy, in a career where you always have to be prepared for the unexpected.
Categories: Medical

A Concise Guide to Continuity of Care in Midwifery

A Concise Guide to Continuity of Care in Midwifery

Introduction Transition to 'becoming' a midwife (Kitson-Reynolds, 2010) starts before you apply to your training course provider. It starts at that moment that you decide you want to be a midwife; to be 'with woman' (Page, 2003).

Author: Ellen Kitson-Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000418040

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 575

Continuity of care in midwifery – the most traditional way of practising – has been overlooked for much of the last century but is re-emerging as an evidence-based model of care, one which is known to benefit women. This book is a vital companion to students and qualified midwives as continuity of care is integrated into midwifery education and services. A practical, easy-to-read guide to practising caseload midwifery, this book outlines the contemporary political and professional context for midwifery care, different models of care, and the evidence and outcomes associated with continuity of carer. It discusses the real-life concerns, challenges and opportunities of working closely with women throughout their pregnancy and birth, covering key issues such as risk assessment, consent, boundaries, time management, documentation, communication, burnout and decision-making. Supporting the development of midwives from students to newly qualified professionals and beyond, it ends with a chapter containing a range of resources for reference, including helpful tools and worksheets. Including vignettes from students, qualified midwives, and women and their partners, this book is designed for anyone new to practising midwifery continuity of care.
Categories: Medical

The Midwife s Labour and Birth Handbook

The Midwife s Labour and Birth Handbook

... to becoming a midwife in 1993 and worked as a midwife in stand‐alone midwifery units in Wiltshire until 2009. While continuing to work as a bank midwife Caroline then worked as a full‐time lecturer at the University of the West of ...

Author: Vicky Chapman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119235118

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 373

Praise for the previous edition: “…An outstanding handbook. It will be a familiar volume on most midwifery bookshelves, providing an excellent guide to midwifery focused care of both woman and child in the birthing setting.” - Nursing Times Online Providing a practical and comprehensive guide to midwifery care, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook continues to promote best practice and a safe, satisfying birthing experience with a focus on women-centred care. Covering all aspects of care during labour and birth, from obstetric emergencies to the practicalities of perineal repair (including left-hand suturing), the fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Full colour photographs of kneeling extended breech and footling breech births New water birth and breech water birth photographs Female genital mutilation Sepsis Group B streptococcus Care of the woman with diabetes /Neonatal hypoglycaemia Mental health Seeding/microbirthing It also addresses important issues such as: Why are the numbers of UK women giving birth in stirrups RISING rather than falling? Why are so few preterm babies given bedside resuscitation with the cord intact? Would the creation of midwife breech practitioners/specialists enable more women to choose vaginal breech birth and is breech water birth safe? What is the legal position for women who choose to free birth – and their birth partners? Why are midwives challenging the OASI care bundle? Incorporating research, evidence and anecdotal observations, The Midwife’s Labour and Birth Handbook remains an essential resource for both student midwives and experienced practising midwives.
Categories: Medical

Birth Models That Work

Birth Models That Work

Becoming a Midwife Like many community midwives in Ontario, Maya (a pseudonym) began as an apprentice midwife learning her skills from “hands-on work” with several more experienced midwives in her community, including a British-trained ...

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520943339

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 533

This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.
Categories: Social Science

The Rhetoric of Midwifery

The Rhetoric of Midwifery

Baker identified the relationship between her choosing to become a midwife and her own feelings about being a woman : " I don't know that I had a philosophy of life or birth that led me to midwifery other than belief that women deserved ...

Author: Mary M. Lay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813527791

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 239

View: 727

What roles should midwives play within our healthcare system? Must they have certified degrees and be under the jurisdiction of a professional board? Do notions of gender create competition and erect barriers between the medical professions? The Rhetoric of Midwifery offers new insights into understanding these questions within the context of our present-day medical system.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Journal of a Student Midwife

Journal of a Student Midwife

This real-life story provides an intimate and candid account of the author's journey towards becoming a midwife and the struggle to balance her professional and family life.

Author: Ellie Ryan

Publisher: Book Guild Limited

ISBN: 184624708X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 422

Ever since she had her own children in her early twenties, Ellie Ryan was determined to be a midwife. After her children started school, she began the demanding training she needed to achieve her ambition. She kept a blog-style journal throughout her training.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice

Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice

This unique text uses an accessible writing style and includes chapters on diversity and justice, informed consent, multiple relationships, confidentiality and privacy, scope of practice, and others.

Author: Illysa R. Foster

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763768805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 585

Professional Ethics for Midwives: Conscious Practice is an applied ethics book designed for both students and practicing midwives to build ethical thinking in the context of daily practice. This unique text uses an accessible writing style and includes chapters on diversity and justice, informed consent, multiple relationships, confidentiality and privacy, scope of practice, and others. Realistic case examples throughout the text encourage critical thinking in applied ethics. The authors present a unique model for midwives’ ethical thinking and appendices include widely used codes of ethics in the field.
Categories: Business & Economics