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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; New edition edition (19 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415418917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415418911
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 17.6 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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

 

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Denis Walsh is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and an independent midwifery consultant.


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Midwife Teacher on 26 April 2007
Format: Paperback
In the United Kingdom and developed countries around the world, childbirth is safer than at any other time in our history. In spite of this, there continues to be an over reliance on technology in labour and an overemphasis on risk and risk management, which adversely shapes and controls women's experiences of birth.

In stark contradiction to the research evidence, normal birth in most UK hospitals is largely managed on a medical model of care even when provided by midwives. Where alternative approaches to maternity care exist, such as in midwife-led units or at home, the parameters of safe care may also be defined and determined by hospital based models of what constitutes 'normality' rather than the research evidence or the needs of mothers and families.

The publication of Dr. Denis Walsh's book on 'Evidence-based Care for Normal Labour and Birth' is a much needed resource to challenge and counter these trends and offers both mothers, midwives and the medical profession, the opportunity to consider alternatives to our current ways of working. Informative and scholarly, this book is a joy to read and provides a sensible and authorative approach to the important issues of informed choice, risk and the research evidence. It will be welcomed by midwives from all areas of practice and I trust will assist them and the wider maternity care team to improve and strengthen our approach to 'best practice' in the interests of mothers and families.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ank de Jonge on 27 Jun. 2007
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This book challenges midwives to look critically at their everyday practice. Not only technological interventions interfere with women's own rythms of labour. The birth environment, the way we deal with women and the many written and unwritten rules we apply can intervene unnecessarily with the natural course of labour.

Why is the supine birthing position so common that women assume they have to give birth lying down? Why do we tell women how to push or tell them they are not allowed to push? This book gives you the evidence to change common practices and make them more woman-centred.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paula, Labour Ward Midwife on 25 Jun. 2007
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As a practising midwife on a busy labour ward, I found this book brilliant for supporting and encouraging me to practice normality. Though about research in the main, it was always an interesting read with a sprinkling of anecdotes through out the chapters. What comes through is Denis Walsh's committment to normal birth and his passionate belief that there is a substantial amount research out there supportive of that. I liked the broader 'take' on evidence to, not just research but clinical experience and intuition as well. Recommended for every midwife!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Student Midwife on 26 Jun. 2007
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As a student midwife, I have found this book great. It covers all the important research on most aspects of normal birth and the author's strong belief in the value of normal birth shines through the text. I just wish all obstetricians would read it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Webber-Gant on 8 Mar. 2009
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As I am not (yet) a Midwifery student, I was worried that this book would be unaccessable to me. However, it is easily readable by people with even a little knowlege, although I did have to look some things up, and provides very good information on many topics surrounding 'normal' birth. Whilst the author is clearly pro- active birth and natural labour and birth, he presents this view with strong evidence and good hints on how these can be applied in practice. Very helpful for anyone with an interest in natural birth.
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