Birth in Focus

A book of photographic images of birth, with accompanying birth stories by the mothers and their midwives.

Author: Becky Reed

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ISBN: 1780662351

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A book of photographic images of birth, with accompanying birth stories by the mothers and their midwives.
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Birth in Focus

This book provides a pictorial account of the role of the midwife throughout the childbirth experience.

Author: Irene Calvert

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ISBN: 0864693311

Category: Childbirth

Page: 120

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This book provides a pictorial account of the role of the midwife throughout the childbirth experience.'The midwives of New Zealand have set a standard of care, dedication and organisation that is without parallel, and should serve as a shining example to the rest of the world.'Professor M Enkin, Dept of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, McMasters University, Ontario, Canada
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The Midwife s Labour and Birth Handbook

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.

Author: Vicky Chapman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119235118

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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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.
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Birthing Autonomy

Written in an accessible style, this book is enlightening for student and practicing midwives and obstetricians, as well as researchers and students of nursing, medical sociology, health studies, gender studies, feminist practitioners and ...

Author: Nadine Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134258833

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 310

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Birthing Autonomy brings some balance to the difficult arguments that arise from debates about home births, and focuses on women’s views and their experiences of planning home births. It provides an in-depth exploration of how women make decisions about home births and what aspects matter most to them. Comparing how differently the pros and cons of home births are constructed and contemplated by mothers and by the medical profession, the book looks at how current obstetric thinking and practices can disempower and harm women emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Written in an accessible style, this book is enlightening for student and practicing midwives and obstetricians, as well as researchers and students of nursing, medical sociology, health studies, gender studies, feminist practitioners and theorists. It will also be invaluable to expectant mothers who want to be more informed about the choices they are facing and the wider context within which their birth options are considered.
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Focus on Birth Defects Research

One is the individual focus and the other is an aggregate view . In this study , both will be analysed and ethical approaches and different treatment modalities will be discussed . Anyone can be vulnerable at any time as a result of ...

Author: Janet V. Engels

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594549591

Category: Medical

Page: 243

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Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth. These abnormalities lead to mental or physical disabilities or are fatal. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects ranging from minor to serious, and although many of them can be treated or cured, they are the leading cause of death in the first year of life. This book presents leading research in this field from around the world.
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Focus on The Birth of a Nation

The birth of a nation follows the lives of two white families divided by, and enduring, the American Civil War, and includes elaborate camoes of historical events such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Author: Fred Silva

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015004652072

Category: Birth of a nation (Motion picture : 1915)

Page: 184

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The birth of a nation follows the lives of two white families divided by, and enduring, the American Civil War, and includes elaborate camoes of historical events such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
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Mindful Pregnancy Birth

Living mindfully is a simple practice that can have dramatic effects on your life and wellbeing

Author: Riga Forbes

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782405054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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"This is a great book which gives you the inspiration to go through your pregnancy and birth with a mindful approach. As well as advice it also has meditative exercises and insights. A great, helpful book for mothers-to-be." - Catherine Balavage (Frost Magazine) Focusing on the entire journey; from pregnancy through to early parenthood, this guide to living mindfully for expectant mothers helps prepare you for birth and improve your wellbeing with the ancient practice of mindfulness. When we talk about making something, it usually refers to creating, manipulating, or forming a material. In pregnancy, our bodies are wrapped up in doing all of these things at once, and on a grand scale. But in the act of making space in ourselves through mindfulness, none of these things apply. In Mindful Pregnancy & Birth we engage in an act of "not doing". Of not changing, but of simply "being" in the experience of ourselves. Pregnancy is a phase in which to reconcile what has been, with what will become. It is a process, a time of change, and even more so for a first-time mother. It is a recognition of our dreams for the future being in transit, in gestation, in the making.
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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth

Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience.

Author: Melissa D. Avery

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0470962860

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide provides an overview of current evidence and a range of practical suggestions to promote physiologic birth within the United States healthcare system. Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience. Contributors discuss recent research and other published information and present a range of ideas, tools, and solutions for maternity care clinicians, including midwives, nurses, physicians, and other members of the perinatal team. An invaluable resource, Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have practical guide for those involved in all aspects of pregnancy and birth.
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Orgasmic Birth

A guide based on the award-winning coauthor's documentary explains how to render childbirth a natural and enjoyable experience, counseling women on how to take control of their bodies and prepare a birthing plan in accordance with personal ...

Author: Elizabeth Davis

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781605295282

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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A guide based on the award-winning coauthor's documentary explains how to render childbirth a natural and enjoyable experience, counseling women on how to take control of their bodies and prepare a birthing plan in accordance with personal needs. Original.
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Natural Hospital Birth

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Author: Cynthia Gabriel

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ISBN: 9781558328815

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts that there is no good reason that women in North America should not be able to have both. She shows expectant mothers what they can do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and how to take initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have. Also included are inspiring stories from other women who know firsthand that natural birth in the hospital is possible. With this book, mothers-to-be will be equipped with the knowledge they need to ensure a satisfying hospital birth that they will look back on with peace and joy.
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The Calm Birth Method

Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show you how you can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience.

Author: Suzy Ashworth

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781781808672

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Discover tried-and-tested techniques to help you relax during labour, including mindfulness, breathing exercises and visualization, so that you can have an empowering, positive birth. Birth is a natural and normal event and, while it can be unpredictable, this book will show you how you can make it a gentle and enjoyable experience. In The Calm Birth Method, hypnobirthing expert Suzy Ashworth helps you to build confidence in your body and its abilities, and shares practical techniques to support you so that, no matter what happens, you feel prepared. Walking you and your birth partner through the whole process of birth preparation, Suzy explores: · Why many women feel so scared of giving birth and how to eliminate these fears during pregnancy · How relaxing your mind and body during birth transforms your physiology · Practical tools and techniques to promote deep relaxation and mindfulness · How to unify birth partners and care providers, to ensure the birthing environment is stress-free and has the most conducive set up for a calm and relaxing birth · Breathing techniques and visualizations to help with the sensations of birth Take the power back into your own hands so that you can learn to trust your body, and look forward to welcoming your child into the world with confidence.
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Vision

This series holistically combines my experience as a planter, former U.S. Army Sergeant, Sociologists, and Counselor to explain and demonstrates that only through your how (vision) can you achieve your what (mission).

Author: E. Ken Harmon, Sr.

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ISBN: 1517149452

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VISION: The Birth of Focus, is designed for any leader that desires to move their ministry, church, or nonprofit to the next level. As a former U.S. Army Sergeant, Sociologists, and Biblical Counselor, Vision holistically explains and demonstrates that only through your how (vision) can you achieve your what (mission). Bottom line, Vision gives focus, focus creates culture, culture creates the real identity of your organization.
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Freestanding Birth Centers

Written for graduate students and professionals in the fields of midwifery, women’s health, and public health, this book explores the freestanding birth center model in the United States from its conception by pioneering midwives and ...

Author: Linda J Cole, DNP, RN, CNM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826125927

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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Written for graduate students and professionals in the fields of midwifery, women’s health, and public health, this book explores the freestanding birth center model in the United States from its conception by pioneering midwives and others in the early 1970s to the present day. Compared to the hospital-based birth model, the freestanding birth center offers a well-documented, healthier, more cost-effective, and more humane way to care for women and newborns, consistent with the goals of the Affordable Care Act. This rapidly expanding model of care has many positive implications for high-quality, individualized care and birth outcomes across the United States. Written by U.S. leaders in midwifery, Freestanding Birth Centers: Innovation, Evidence, Optimal Outcomes offers a comprehensive guide to the evolving role of birth centers, clinical and cost outcomes, regulatory and legal issues, provider and accreditation issues, and the future of the birth center model. Woven throughout the text are descriptions of "exemplar" birth centers representing diverse geographical, business, and service models. These cases illustrate the possibilities for expansion and replication of this model of care. Key Features Provides a thorough history of the birth center movement from its inception through future expansion of the model Serves as an essential resource with up-to-date evidence on clinical and cost outcomes Includes case studies linking the unique service focus of individual birth centers to the associated sections of the book Provides practical and comprehensive coverage of all issues involved in running a U.S. birth center
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Birth Models That Work

Dutch midwives speak of the “physiologic” model because their focus is on understanding and facilitating the deep physiology of birth. Yet a focus on physiology can appear to minimize birth's social aspects, while a focus on sociality ...

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520943339

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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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.
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Top Tips for Best Birth

This pre baby book is full of baby information for new parents. The book then moves on to discussing how to create your own profile, i.e. establish your identity and personalize the experience through birth history.

Author: Rosie McCaffrey

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ISBN: 0992449405

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

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Best Birth Coaching's pregnancy book "Top Tips for Best Birth" is in a genre with many available titles for pregnancy, yet this book carves out a special niche as a birth coach specialist. It offers original content for pregnant and soon-to-be mothers. By focusing on the emotional, social, and cultural aspects of pregnancy, this birth preparation book is a strong supplement to the medical and anatomical information that pregnant women need toknow, in the pre birth planning . Another strength of the book is that it brings in real-life birth story experiences of other women as well as the author, which makes the advice more credible as well as personable. In brief, the text does different things at once, drawing on several distinct disciplines, but succeeds in unifying them in a coherent whole. This is a book for birth without fear and birth without violence, because it focuses on birth with confidence. The acknowledgements in these birth coach books are heartfelt and sincere followed by a good introduction with for women wanting to be birth wise due to good birth prep. The first few chapters of the birth book deals with mental strengths for the birth process with birth information not otherwise available in baby books. Recording the journey of pregnancy and birth within and looking to provide story material for junior in their first few years is a great way to focus on the now whilst looking ahead to the future. This pre baby book is full of baby information for new parents. The book then moves on to discussing how to create your own profile, i.e. establish your identity and personalize the experience through birth history. In the next few chapters you learn how to identify, understand and manage stress through pregnancy. The use of birth information through birth stories to prevent birth trauma is exceptional. There is a good explanation of the benefits as well as the potential issues of stress. The key being to understand what you are experiencing so as to control it effectively. There are many metaphors used to effectively describe how to deal with the big issues first! Plotting the journey through pregnancy encourages the reader to view the pregnancy as a unique experience and to capture the journey in your journal for birth joy through a birth map. The importance of friends and birth partner is emphasized.
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My Memory Makers

Through stories, James' second book provides a view of how children were raised in the 1930s & 40s... with the hope that it will give today's parents food for thought.

Author: James Townsend

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ISBN: 9798523556296

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Through stories, James' second book provides a view of how children were raised in the 1930s & 40s... with the hope that it will give today's parents food for thought. From the author...The methods they used to awaken my thoughts 86 years ago would help simulate youngsters to formulate thoughts of their own today
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Birthing Work

This book traces the assemblage that comes into being in the spaces and experiences of childbirth.

Author: Katharine McKinnon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811500107

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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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.
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Death before Birth

The book concludes with a study of the 'fetus as patient', focusing on issues surrounding the legalization of abortion in many Western countries and the public health challenges of persistently high mortality in less developed countries.

Author: Robert Woods

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191609220

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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Considering its importance, the history of fetal health and mortality remains a neglected area. Medical historians have tended to focus on maternal mortality and professional conflicts between midwives rather than on the unborn, while among the social scientists demographers and epidemiologists have until recently devoted most of their attention to infants and children. Death before Birth redresses this imbalance, redirecting attention to the fetus. A study of fetal health from the seventeenth century to the present day, it is the first book to offer an historical perspective on the subject and to combine both medical history and epidemiological and demographic research, using long-term and comparative perspectives, including a strong international comparative element, across both Europe and North America. The book not only provides an account of how fetal health and the risks facing the unborn (miscarriages, abortions, stillbirths etc) have changed, it also offers an interpretation of the causes, one that focuses on the role of obstetrics and the epidemiology of maternal infections. Along the way, it pays detailed attention to a host of related themes, such as varying cultural practices in the recognition of stillbirths; the age pattern of mortality risk between conception and live birth; comparative trends in late-fetal mortality and their causes; fetal mortality and obstetric care during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; and the contrasting approaches of the pathologists and 'social epidemiologists' to the causes of fetal death. The book concludes with a study of the 'fetus as patient', focusing on issues surrounding the legalization of abortion in many Western countries and the public health challenges of persistently high mortality in less developed countries.
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Mindful Hypnobirthing

With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and ...

Author: Sophie Fletcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473578296

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Hypnotherapist and experienced doula Sophie Fletcher shares with you the secrets to having a safe and positive birth experience. Using a powerful combination of mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, Sophie will ensure you feel genuinely excited and completely prepared for birth. With stories from women who have successfully used the tools in this book, and downloadable hypnosis and relaxation tracks, discover how to: - use your mind and body together to stay focused and in control - draw on visualisation and breathing techniques to help birth progress - feel positive and empowered, before, during and after you give birth Reassuring, practical and based entirely on what works, Mindful Hypnobirthing is your essential guide to having a calm and confident birth experience.
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The Global Leadership Challenge

birth. and. focus. Until just recently, it was virtually impossible for a firm to be born “global.” Instead, firms started in a given country and usually spent much of their life, and certainly their early years, in their “birth country ...

Author: J. Stewart Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book examines first examines the phenomenon of global business and then analyses what is different about global business and therefore what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. It lays out how companies can develop successful global leaders and what individuals can do to develop themselves into successful global leaders. Readers will walk away with a clear understanding of how and why globalization of business has happened. They will understand what is unique about global leadership compared to domestic leadership. With that insight and through examples, they will come to see what is uniquely required to be a successful global leader. Finally, readers will walk away with clear insights on how they can develop global leaders and what they can do to strengthen their own global leadership capabilities. The book is based on more than 300 interviews with top corporate executives from around the world and across a wide variety of industries, hundreds of surveys, and over 60 years of combined experience. Top executives will find this book helpful in determining how they can ensure that their firm has the right quality and quantity of global leaders it needs to capture the global growth opportunities before them.
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