Please understand when I cry out in pain: women's accounts of maternity services during labour and delivery in Ghana
- Teaching the Facts: The Dilemma of Evidence-Based Care. Abe, Donyale // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Dec2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p9
With the release of a new report, Evidence-Based Maternity Care, child-birth professionals have an additional resource to teach and promote evidence-based care. Recent data shows a widening gap between current maternity care practices and evidence-based care. Hospital based childbirth educators...
- Care Practice #2: Freedom of Movement Throughout Labor. Shilling, Teri; Romano, Amy M.; diFranco, Joyce T. // Journal of Perinatal Education;Summer2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p21
This updated edition of Care Practice Paper #2 presents the evidence for the benefits of allowing freedom of movement in labor. Physiologic and anatomical principles that support the benefits of movement are explained. The authors review common obstacles to movement in labor, including the...
- 'Chinning' Cronk, Mary // Midwifery Matters;Spring2011, Issue 128, p17
The article describes the method of chinning in midwifery, which aims to deliver a baby where the head is on the perineum for A-G-E-S and the need to expedite the birth exists.
- The Personal Pain Plan: A Strategy for Teaching Pain Medication Choices in Childbirth Class. Bezold, Loretta D. // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Dec2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p19
Teaching about pain medication options has been a central component of childbirth classes. Prospective parents want the most up-to-date information as well as reassurances that they will have options for pain relief available during labor. In some cases, only medical choices are discussed while...
- Swanson’s Theory of Caring. Maxton, Tiffany // Florida Nurse;Sep2014, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p4
The article offers information on the topic "A comparison of the caring theories of Watson and Swanson [Chinese]", written by Chen S. and Chou F. in the "Journal Of Nursing" and discusses the role played by nurses in emotional and physical recovery of patients during miscarriages and pregnancy.
- Normal Birth in Ireland. Devane, Declan // AIMS Journal;2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p20
The article reports on the intent of some midwives to achieve better changes for a commitment to normal birth in Ireland. Accordingly, normal birth has been regarded as an important subject for women and for all personnel involved in the provision of maternity care, specifically midwives....
- The birth centre model: as good as it gets? Acton, Kate // British Journal of Midwifery;Oct2007, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p602
The article focuses on the services offered by a birth center model in London, England. It is stated that the birth center provides women with an option for a compromise between home birth and labor ward. It further provides a relaxing and pleasant environment that does not make pregnant women...
- Onset of vacuum-related complaints in neonates. Mei-Nga Smit-Wu; Moonen-Delarue, Désiree M. W. G.; Benders, Manon J. N. L.; Brussel, Wim; Zondervan, Hans; Brus, Frank // European Journal of Pediatrics;Jun2006, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p374
Since vacuum-related neonatal morbidity has been described in many studies clinical observation of neonates is common practice after vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery. However, no guidelines are available regarding the required length of hospital stay of these infants, because little is known...
- A Day of Firsts. Jackson, Meghan // Midwifery Matters;Spring2011, Issue 128, p14
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of her first hands-on shift on labour ward as a newly qualified midwife.