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Traveling to many parts of the world in my role as President of the Royal College of Midwives over the last few years, particularly countries where the normal birth rate is lowest and the cesarean section rate is highest, I have been struck by the efforts being made to make a straightforward and healthy vaginal birth a possibility, in an apparent vacuum of expertise, understanding, and knowledge. Many want to know how to set up services where normal birth is a possibility. Many want to know how to support women through labor, enhancing the possibility of success, but recognizing when intervention is necessary, and also give a positive experience. The Labor Progress Handbook, first published in 2000 and now in its fourth edition, is crucial and unique to this work. It is a source of knowledge that will be critical to filling the vacuum. Since the first edition was published, the knowledge base and expertise has grown exponentially. We are more aware than ever of that delicate balance of physiological and psychological processes that are so fundamental to the outcomes of birth (no matter what is the route of birth). There is growing awareness of the neurophysiological effects not only on health of pregnancy and progress of labor, but also relationships, especially between mother and baby, and long term wellbeing, of this balance. At the same time, frustratingly, the cesarean section rate continues to rise or the rate is intractable even where there is a commitment to bringing it down. Normal birth rates, however we define normal birth, are falling.

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.

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