A book for pregnant women who would like to explore how best to cope with pain and fear - during their pregnancies and also during labour and birth. This book contains information about the physical and psychological functions of pain; cultural influences on the experience of labour pain; elective caesareans (are they a simpler alternative?); advantages and drawbacks of using drug-based pain relief; information and ideas on how to transform labour pain into an experience of strength and power. This book provides information on a very wide range of pain relief options, based on the author's experience of helping women and giving birth herself. Especially useful for women who want to have a straightforward natural birth, avoiding drugs during labour, if at all possible. The author is a midwife with over 30 years' experience and also a mother herself.
This book provides information on a very wide range of pain relief options, based on the author's experience of helping women and giving birth herself.
Author: Verena Schmid
Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing
This book offers an in-depth examination of labor pain and analgesia with the aim of promoting natural childbirth without pain. All aspects of the subject are covered, including the latest techniques of delivering labor analgesia. Importantly, emphasis is placed on a holistic approach, detailed attention being paid to the humanization of childbirth and behavioral aspects in addition to evidence-based medicine. Potential future developments are also addressed, with discussion of opportunities that have yet to be realized. In order to ensure that the text is easily readable for trainees as well as established practitioners, chapters have been restricted to a manageable length and information is presented clearly and succinctly. Step-by-step tutorials and boxes highlighting practical points are used to clarify technical aspects. The authors include both well-established experts and young emerging professionals from various European countries, ensuring an intercultural perspective.
This book offers an in-depth examination of labor pain and analgesia with the aim of promoting natural childbirth without pain. All aspects of the subject are covered, including the latest techniques of delivering labor analgesia.
Author: Giorgio Capogna
Presents and discusses the results of a national survey on pain and its relief in childbirth. Topics covered include the history of pain relief, the availability of pain relief, obstetrical anaesthesia, coping with pain and the effects of pain relief on the baby.
Presents and discusses the results of a national survey on pain and its relief in childbirth.
Author: National Birthday Trust Fund (Great Britain)
This book examines the future of birthing practices, particularly by focusing on epidural analgesia in childbirth. It describes historical and cultural trajectories that have shaped the way in which birth is understood in Western, developed nations. In setting out the nature of epidural history, knowledge and practice, the book delves into related birth practices within the hospital setting. By critically examining these practices, which are embedded in a scientific discourse that rationalises and relies upon technology use, the authors argue that epidural analgesia has been positioned as a safe technology in contemporary maternity culture, despite it carrying particular risks. In examining alternative research the book proposes that increasing epidural rates are not only due to greater pain relief requirements or access but are influenced by technocratic values and a fragmented maternity system. The authors outline the way in which this epidural discourse influences how information is presented to women and how this affects their choices around the use of pain relief in labour.
This book examines the future of birthing practices, particularly by focusing on epidural analgesia in childbirth.
Author: Elizabeth Newnham
Category: Social Science
A practical handbook for mothers-to-be sheds new light on the diverse forms of both medical and non-medical pain relief available for women in labor, discussing such topics as different forms of epidurals, selecting the right birth environment, and the effectiveness of alternative approaches including Lamaze, water births, hypnosis, aromatherapy, and more. Original. 20,000 first printing.
A practical handbook for mothers-to-be sheds new light on the diverse forms of both medical and non-medical pain relief available for women in labor, discussing such topics as different forms of epidurals, selecting the right birth ...
Author: William Camann
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
The Management Of Labour Is An Important Part Of Obstetric Practice For The Obstetrician And Midwife Alike. Although Labour Events Are Typically Not Complicated, Many Women Develop Problems Resulting In Maternal, Fetal Or Neonatal Morbidity And Mortality. Hypoxia, Trauma And Infection Are Inherent Risks. This Multi-Author Volume Draws On The Work Of Specialists Who Are Internationally Recognised And Have Contributed Extensively To Studies In Intrapartum And Post-Partum Management Including Key Areas Such As Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring, Prolonged Pregnancies, Preterm Births And Neonatal Resuscitation.
3 Pain relief in labour Ingrid Volikas PAIN PATHWAYS Labour can be one of the most severe pains experienced ( Melzack 1984 ) . During the first stage pain is transmitted via A and C fibres , which travel with sympathetic fibres into the ...
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Category: Labor (Obstetrics)