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
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBEPublish On: 2014-01-28
The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.
Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBEPublish On: 2008-04-15
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
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.
I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!
Author: Ellie Durant
'Becoming a Student Midwife' is essential reading for anyone wanting to become a midwife in the UK. It's designed to get you thinking like a midwife and navigate the hurdles of your application into midwifery! It also crucially features personal statement examples and detailed line by line analysis (good and bad) and over 50 Interview questions, analysis and answers.Topics include: Making sure Midwifery is right for you Getting the kind of experience that will get you noticed (in a good way!) Choosing your UK Midwifery Course and handling UCAS Writing an kick-ass Personal Statement The Essential Facts you need to know for your interview Use Nervousness to your Advantage with my acronym 'DOPE' (not that kind of dope) to Combat Anxiety in Interview Situations Maths and Literacy revision, 2x practice literacy and 2x practice maths tests and markschemes 50 Interview Questions, Analysis and Answers Whether you are starting out with a dream and don't know where to begin, or just need to bring your experience together, this book can help. It was written for you by a qualified midwife in conjunction with a careers advisor and midwifery interviewers. Feedback and Reviews: "Amazing book, I only wish I had read this before I applied last year! I made so many of the mistakes mentioned in the book! This year I have so much more confidence, thanks to the advice and information from this book. Thanks Ellie!" -Gemma, Gloucestershire "Q+As, inside tips and knowledge, it gets you thinking like a midwife. It's so competitive to get onto a course, this book is exactly what I was looking for!" -Meena, London "Found your book and it has reignited my excitement for midwifery! I am working towards being a student midwife and this has been really reassuring! I can actually do this!" -Kim, Leicester "She seems to really remember and understand what it's like to be at the beginning of your journey. Ellie breaks down every little step for you." - Mirriam, Reading "I ...wanted to say a HUGE thank you! I recently like a bolt from the blue realised I want to be a midwife - and then found out how hard it is to get on a course! Your book makes it so simple to see exactly what you need to do!" -Josie, Leicester
This suggestion , says Caroline Flint , is only slightly more absurd than asking
midwives to train as nurses before they can train to be midwives . She argues that
nurse training is not only unnecessary , it can be positively harmful The midwifery
Author: Caroline Flint
Publisher: Books for Midwives
Communicating Midwifery is a collection of articles by Caroline Flint, President of the Royal College of Midwives, and one of the profession's most renowned author/practitioners. Through Caroline's amusing and informative writing the reader can follow the development of the midwifery profession over the last twenty years.
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 individuals to ...
Author: Sally K. Tracy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers
CHAPTER 1 BECOMING A MIDWIFE To be a good midwife , you must like
people . You must not be afraid of responsibility or hard work . It is a demanding
life but emotionally rewarding . As a midwife you are a unique combination of
This is an essential introduction for students at undergraduate and A-Level who are approaching midwifery for the first time.
Author: Helen Baston
Midwifery: The Basics provides an engaging and authentic insight into the midwife’s world. It explores the role of the midwife as a clinician and professional, showing how midwives can support women both to achieve a healthy full-term pregnancy and a smooth transition to motherhood. This book begins with a discussion of the context of birth and parenthood, placing midwifery in its broader social context. Topics covered include: the midwife as an autonomous professional; becoming a midwife; pre-conceptual and antenatal care; intrapartum care; postnatal care; and the specialist midwife. Midwifery: The Basics uses the voices of mothers, fathers and midwives to illustrate the complex world of becoming, being and supporting parents. This is an essential introduction for students at undergraduate and A-Level who are approaching midwifery for the first time.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on FinancePublish On: 1981
A certified nurse - midwife is an individual educated in the two disciplines of
nursing and midwifery , who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse - Midwives . 2. All certified nurse
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance
These elements, along with the NICE guidelines (2003, 2006) and NSF (DoH
2004), will directly influence what a midwife does and when. It is also important to
recognise that these guidelines do not explicitly conflict with the competencies
Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book offers an overview of the emotional care given by midwives to women based on the literature reviews and research undertaken by Sue Barker. Its chapters are mostly based around the questions she asked herself when exploring the area: What is motherhood? Who supports women at this time? What is emotional care? What are the experiences of midwives offering emotional care? What is emotion work? How does emotional care help women? She considers a wide range of literature sources to understand what is happening for the midwives and the women. Given the extensive use of referenced work the book should be useful for those thinking of undertaking a midwifery programme or those already engaged on any health care programmes. This book, though, is written with an easily accessible language so should be a useful source for voluntary groups and women on their journey to motherhood. Midwifery care and motherhood are influenced by the culture within which they are experienced. This book has therefore considered the cultural hegemony and the differing ideologies within midwifery. The research was undertaken in the UK where most women receive midwifery care through the NHS therefore the midwives interviewed were all employed by the state. This may well have influenced their expectations and the women’s expectations of them. It may be that independent midwives would not have experienced some of the dilemmas faced by these midwives. Despite this the view of midwifery professional bodies, government guidance and research all support a ‘with woman’ approach to giving emotional support. This book offers a detailed description of how emotional support as part of emotional care is given by midwives in their attempts to reduce or ameliorate emotional distress and provide comfort.
Weaving a Global Futuro BIRTH GAZETTE BECOMING A Published and edited
by birth - guru Ina May MIDWIFE Becoming a Midwife Gaskin , Birth Gazette is a
wonderful Although physiresource both for independent midwives cian - attended
Fortunately, a midwife's experience takes place over time, as midwives take on
different roles within the profession and move in and out of full- and part-time
work depending on their personal circumstances. To be a midwife requires a
Author: Kerryn Phelps
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
An informatics career pathway for midwives requires a midwife informatics
specialist to be established in parity with other clinical midwifery specialties .
clinicians on the front line - ultimately they must have ownership of and use the
Author: National Association of Parents & Professionals for Safe Alternatives in ChildbirthPublish On: 1979
If you are going to be a nurse - midwife who is educated in the two disciplines of
nursing and midwifery - then , of course , you have to have the nursing . But if it
comes to the question of do you have to have nursing in order to be a midwife ; or
Author: National Association of Parents & Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth
"With few exceptions, hospitals and the medical profession are not charitable institutions, but businesses. Money is the bottom line - one way or the other. They promote their services and merchandise with the same determination as any other business and, just like any other business, have little motivation to promote or suggest alternatives that will not profit themselves. The public must learn to deal with them with the same independence, caution and discrimination they now excercise with the purchase of groceries, appliances and used cars. Consumers and caring professionals alike must thoroughly inform themselves."-- Back cover.
We should position in life is just above that of paupers is becoming despair of our
profession if medical men had to do the ... As the discussion has proceeded the
and the practicability of placing the midwife in such objects to be aimed at and ...
Author: Robbie E. Davis-FloydPublish On: 2009-04-06
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 ...
Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
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.