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  • Flexibound: 768 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 2 edition (28 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199584672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199584673
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.8 x 10.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is the first pocket-sized bible for midwives that encompasses everything required in caring for a mother and baby from pre conceptual to the final examination. It is just as important as the CTG machine or other obstetric tools. Although this is a must-have book for the midwifery student, it will be of benefit to all levels of midwives and clinicians. (Nursing Times)

About the Author

Maggie Evans has 30 years experience as a midwife in various care settings and more recently as a midwifery lecturer at Sheffield university for 10 years. She is now pursuing a freelance career incorporating her interests of maternity care and complementary therapies. Susan Battersby is a Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. She is both a registered midwife and a registered nurse. She specialises are Infant-feeding and Sociology of Health. She has had a special interest in breastfeeding for many years and is at present reading for a PhD, looking at the conflicting paradigms within breastfeeding. She was the founder of the Sheffield infant feeding Initiative in 1989 and is still an active member of the Sheffield Breastfeeding Forum. She was the key researcher in the evaluation of four breastfeeding peer-support programmes, three of which were funded by the Department of Health. She has undertaken the La Leche League Peer Counsellor Programme Administrator Training and the BFI Breastfeeding Management Course. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Vickie on 26 Nov. 2006
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This book is a pocket sized guide to midwifery practice!

Thorough and covering practically every topic encountered this book is a must have for all student midwives. Written by Midwives, this book offers an in depth guide to practice from a midwifery perspective. Only published in Oct 2006, the information is based on current evidence and best practice and in line with current guidelines.

An essential, one you will want to have your own copy of. If you buy one book make it this one!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kelly on 18 Jan. 2007
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A great book, with excellent descriptions of all things midwifery related. Covers everything from pre-contraception, antenatal, labour & delivery through to the postnatal period, including low and high risk midwifery! It is small enough to carry in your bag too! An splendid resource
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By brownie on 6 Jun. 2012
Format: Flexibound
Title: Oxford Handbook of Midwifery
Author: Janet Medforth et al
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition 2011
Description:
This is the first pocket sized bible for midwives that encompasses everything required in caring for a mother and baby from pre conceptual to the final examination.
It is written by midwives for midwives.

Highlights:
As this is pocket sized it is a must for all student and qualified midwives. It is impressive that this is written by midwives. It is written based on actual NHS guidelines, evidenced based protocols and care pathways. Written in 2006 and has been updated in 2011.
Every subject has useful websites and suggested further reading, enabling the reader to gain quick succinct information then be able to read wider into the subject at a later date.

List strengths and weaknesses:
For the midwifery student everything they will be assessed on is in here. Whatever you are looking for is in here, it is easy to read, bullet points when you have no time to read through a paragraph. It covers the high risk areas well, and as any midwife will know time is of the essence. A separate index is included at the back for emergencies, which I thought was a well thought out practical aid to the practitioner. This ranges from hypoxia and asphyxia to shoulder dystocia and eclampsia to name a few emergencies. It is amazing just how much information is included in a small book. The illustrated drawings are clear and precise.
The only weakness would be that the font is small, but if the font were bigger the book would not fit snugly into a midwives bag.
As a Patient Safety Advisor who regularly reviews incident forms, I found this book gave me further information at my finger tips.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Susie Surrey on 22 Jan. 2007
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This is a brilliant book!

I am a second year midwifery student and am currently using it whilst out in practice to look up what tests the woman can be offered at various points in her pregnancy. Everything I am to be assessed on is in here from antenatal to postnatal including complications as well as the 'normal'. It even covers contraception, breastfeeding and parent education.

I have dozens of midwifery books but can honestly say that this is the best one I own. I highly recommend it to both midwives and students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lizzie on 11 April 2012
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this book is simple to read. straight to the point. easy to find information.

Has good references for each section for further reading. Would recommend.

It's a good size book to take to work with you and the plastic cover is useful against spills. Enjoy.
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By Roisin on 2 Oct. 2014
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I bought this book as an Student Midwife and it was invaluable when I was on placement. I could quickly look up anything I needed knowing that the information was evidence based. It had a really good balance between holistic and medical support (which can be hard to find these days.) There is a section on birth in water, aromatherapy, pregnancy related conditions, breastfeeding etc etc The middle of the book is highlighted in blue and provides concise information regarding emergencies that may occur in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. There is two little page markers attached to the binding of the book which are very handy. I will without a doubt continue to use this throughout my career as a midwife. This is defiantly a great book for any student/qualified midwife, would defiantly recommend! :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberta D'Alessandra on 10 Mar. 2014
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Essential, practical, easy, complete, poket-size.... is the perfect manual for all midwives that need a quickly but complete review of all midwifery subjects. You can bring it always with you!
I definitely recommend this book! I really love it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sarahmw11 on 14 Nov. 2011
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a great essential handbook for use by student midwifes and qualified midwives alike. Covers a wide range of topics whilst being compact enough to carry around in your bag. Also, much cheaper on here than other websites and bookshops.
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