'In his multi-faceted book Denis Walsh explores research-based evidence about birth, examining practices in the orthodox medical method and empirically-based and more adventurous midwifery practice. He raises the questions that need to be asked about the medical management of birth, and considers ways in which it might be changed to focus instead on women's needs and spontaneous psycho-physiological processes. Denis Walsh stimulates creative thinking...he is essential reading for all student midwives.' - Sheila Kitzinger, birth activist
'A well written and powerful book which is a must for midwives, mothers and the medical profession. Denis Walsh eloquently exposes the faults and failures in our current provision of maternity services and offers alternatives that challenge the orthodoxy of the biomedical model.' - Professor Paul Lewis, Academic Head of Midwifery and Child Health, Bournemouth University, UK
'This scholarly, readable book provides a springboard for practitioners to jump into the deep pool of their own and their client's experiences...Throughout, this book celebrates the dignity of childbearing women, emphasizing their need for kind, respectful, and compassionate care.' - Jane Pincus, Birth, September 2008
Denis Walsh is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and an independent midwifery consultant.
A brilliantly written book with a massive wealth of knowledge and midwifery wisdom placed within an accessible and well structured chapters. Ideal for student midwives. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R Middleton
Far too little has been written about normality in childbirth. Denis Walsh redresses the balance and this book is esential reading for all those involved in childbirth.Published on 23 Nov. 2010 by Teri Gavin-jones