Becoming a Midwife

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.


Author: Rosemary Mander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203871416

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 184

What is the reality of being a midwife at the beginning of 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? 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 chapters cover a variety of settings and several different stages in a woman’s pregnancy. Each one is narrated by a midwife who introduces their own theme, recounts a vignette that throws light on their understanding of midwifery and reasons for becoming a midwife and any subsequent career moves. 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.

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 and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982141448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 199

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.

Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century

The Midwives Rules and Standards (NMC 2004a) clearly highlight a midwife's
responsibility. ... Therefore, by fulfilling the requirements expected within a
midwifery programme of study, each student midwife should have achieved the
agreed ...


Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118690994

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 961

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.

The Student s Guide to Becoming a Midwife

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives.


Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118410943

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 994

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.

Becoming a Student Midwife

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


ISBN: 1502591782


Page: 248

View: 497

'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


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

ISBN: 9780729579285

Category: Medical

Page: 976

View: 510

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

Midwives Emotional Care of Women becoming Mothers

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
laid ...


Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443828246

Category: Medical

Page: 185

View: 791

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.

Joints and Connective Tissues

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
certain ...


Author: Kerryn Phelps

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729582179

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 125

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.

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 ...


Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520943339

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 386

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.

Oral History Health and Welfare

BECOMING. A. MIDWIFE,. 1938–1951. Maxine. Rhodes. Although the struggle
for professional status among midwives has been well documented,1 there has
been little detailed research into other aspects of midwifery, such as the
education ...


Author: Joanna Bornat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134653355

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 342

Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on: * the end of the workhouse * professional education and training of midwives * HIV and Aids * birth control * the role of the community pharmacist * pioneers of geriatric medicine * oral history and the history of learning disability.

Understanding the Australian Health Care System E Book

Legislative and regulatory changes that have affected the recognition of the
midwifery profession have been described and it is clear that having these ... The
education requirements for midwifery students and midwives have been


Author: Eileen Willis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729581035

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 936

A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issues Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date content includes current governmental and legislative changes impacting Australia’s health care system. Other topics addressed include quality and safety within the system, health insurance in Australia – both public and private – the PBS and integrated medicine. This outstanding medical book delves deeply into the system’s theoretical framework, structure and organisation and includes comparisons with the US and UK health care systems. This new edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System will be a valuable reference for those studying health science, health promotion, sports and exercise science, physiotherapy, human services, nursing, midwifery, medicine, paramedicine, health system management, medical radiations science and health informatics. Online student and instructor resources Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses a wide range of health professions – now including disability professionals and social workers Current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses current position on national registration Features an excellent ancillary package on Elsevier’s Evolve platform Includes three new chapters addressing: disability professionals; quality and safety; and social work Reflects major health care reform in Australia (COAG 2009) Discusses current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) New contributors

Mayes Midwifery E Book

The reader cannot but be impressed by the number of midwifery researchers who
now contribute to the text alongside researchers from other related disciplines.
This is a difficult time in which to be a midwife. I write this at a point in our history ...


Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702045967

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

View: 346

Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations

Doctors and Discoveries

A peculiar set of historic circumstances both disrupted Louise Bourgeois's private
life and led to her becoming midwife to the French court. In 1589, Henry of
Navarre, about to become Henry IV, first Bourbon king of France, laid siege to
Paris, ...


Author: John Simmons

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618152768

Category: Science

Page: 459

View: 210

Traces the history of western medicine through the lives of its major contributors, profiling such well-known figures as Hippocrates and Louis Pasteur, as well as lesser-known scientists including Elle Metchnikoff and Samuel Hahnemann.

Health Promotion in Midwifery 2nd Edition Principles and practice

Current Government policy and strategy clearly identify midwives as an integral
part of their plans. Health promotion is not a new concept for midwifery and is a
major part of what it is to be a midwife. Some may argue that almost everything a


Author: Jan Bowden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781444113310

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 181

Health Promotion in Midwifery explores the principles of health promotion within the practical context of midwifery. It clearly outlines and discusses the midwife’s role in health promotion, making it essential reading for all student and practising midwives, as well as clinical practitioners. Emphasizing the link between theory and practice, the second edition incorporates chapters on domestic violence, sexual health, breastfeeding, and mental health promotion. Text boxes make the text accessible and user-friendly and case studies and summaries put the material in practical context. Additional readings encourage readers to further research and reflection on their own practice. Throughout the book, the importance of the role of the midwife in health promotion is emphasized. This second edition brings together contributions from a variety of experienced practitioners.

Journey to Birth

As a midwife educator, I often tell prospective students not even to consider
midwifery if they aren't ready to work incredibly hard, to be up at all hours of the
day and night, to lose many weekends, to be frequently tired, and to never get


Author: Sakina O'Uhuru

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481756440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 953

This book is about my life journey as a home-birth midwife. It includes the many home births I attended during my sixteen years as a practitioner, with particular attention to the last ten years. During this journey, I have learned a myriad of life lessons. Most of them strengthened me and my ability to continue on this path. There were incredible challenges, both joyful and painful. The most challenging lessons happened to be the most life-changing and transformative. Those lessons impacted my life tremendously, first as a woman, second as a mother and grandmother, and most assertively as a basic human being.

Problem solving Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

She indicated that she wanted to become a midwife . It was clearly not going to
be possible over six problem - solving sessions to turn a receptionist into a fully
fledged midwife , even if she had all the relevant qualifications and experience ...


Author: Laurence Mynors-Wallis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198528426

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 260

"This definitive guide provides a 'hands-on' manual to assist GPs, practice nurses, and other potential therapists in understanding the background and rationale for problem-solving."--BOOK JACKET.

Fundamentals of Midwifery

A Textbook for Students Louise Lewis. Cover Design: Wiley Cover Image: ©
Monkey BusinessImages/Shutterstock ISBN: 978-1-118-41093-6 “The Student's
Guide to Becoming a Midwife is. Front Cover.


Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118528020

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 769

Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.

The Student Nurse Handbook E Book

They usually are RNMH nurses. ○ ○ Midwife: caring for pregnant women,
delivering and caring for their babies. You can become a midwife without being a
nurse, or you can take a midwifery course after becoming a nurse. It's a complex
and ...


Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702047916

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 567

This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse. Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites The two-colour design makes it attractive to use Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements

Midwifery Essentials Basics E Book

Professional and legal issues The professional framework within which midwives
work requires them to be competent in performing clinical tasks. It also requires
that midwives refer women to an appropriate practitioner when a deviation from ...


Author: Helen Baston

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702042546

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 215

Basics is the first title in the Midwifery Essentials series and prepares the reader to understand and master a range of clinical skills safely and with confidence. The jigsaw model of midwifery care is introduced and explained, providing a framework to explore the application of each of the clinical skills described in subsequent chapters. Central to undertaking each of the skills discussed is the need to communicate effectively with women and their families. Effective communication for each clinical skill Principles of infection control and hygiene Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture Principles of medicines management and injection technique Fundamentals of surgical care. Effective communication for each clinical skill Principles of infection control and hygiene Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture Principles of medicines management and injection technique Fundamentals of surgical care. Midwifery Essentials consists of a series of four pocketbooks, based on the popular and successful ‘Midwifery Basics’ articles published in ‘The Practising Midwife’ journal. They have been written in response to many requests from students, midwives and supervisors to combine these articles into a handy text. The books remain true to the style of the articles and have been updated and expanded to create a user-friendly source of information on different aspects of midwifery care. They will stimulate debate and require the reader both to reflect on their current practice, local policies and procedures and to challenge care that is not woman centred. There are many dimensions to the provision of woman-centred care that practitioners need to consider and understand so the series is based on the principles of holistic care, using a ‘jigsaw’ model as a framework. Each aspect of the jigsaw should be considered during the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of woman-centred maternity care, for example: how does a midwife obtain consent from a woman for a procedure, maintain a safe environment during the delivery of care and make the most of the opportunity to promote health? what are the professional and legal issues in relation to the procedure and is this practice based on the best available evidence? which members of the multi-professional team contribute to this aspect of care and how is it influenced by the way in which care is organised? Series features: Provides information essential for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth ‘Jigsaw’ model promotes holistic care Scenarios help readers understand the context of maternity care Activities encourage further exploration and debate.

Communicating Midwifery

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

ISBN: UOM:39015034543820

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 209

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.