The Labor Progress Handbook 4th Edition PDF : Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia
Even in the United Kingdom, with a strong midwifery profession, the normal birth rate is low and the cesarean section rate is currently over 25%. We need not only a commitment to enabling normal birth, but also to know how to support it. This fourth edition of the Handbook is a unique and critical resource of this knowledge and understanding. It is crucial to knowing how we might provide a safe and positive experience. The Labor Progress Handbook (4th edition) strikes at the most challenging issue we face as we try to increase rates of normal birth—how to recognize, support, and enhance progress in labor. Everyone concerned with the care of women, their babies, and the family during pregnancy and birth— midwives, doctors, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators, companions, all birth workers—will find the book brimming not only with evidence, skills, anatomy and physiology, step by step instructions, and clear diagrams, but also a holistic approach that recognizes and explains the delicate neurohormonal physiology, the connection between body and mind, and the effect of fear and emotions, the impact of environment, and the importance of comfort, reassurance, and support. The Labor Progress Handbook (4th edition) is not only for those newly entering the field; novices and experts alike will all gain from the concise but rich format, accessibility of information, and reconsideration of approaches and knowledge that are changing rapidly. Every one of us will be made to think and reconsider.