Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Oxford Handbook of Midwifery
3rd Ed.
2017 © Oxford Univeristy Press
Janet Medforth; Sue Battersby; Angela Walker; Linda Ball; Sarah Stables
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-875478-7
Nursing, Obstetrics/Gynecology



  • • Concise and comprehensive guide to all aspects of midwifery and obstetric care
  • • Authoritative practical guidance from experienced midwives, educators, and researchers
  • • Follows the latest national guidelines and key care protocols for principles of care
  • • Provides information in a logical sequence following the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood

Now in its third edition the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery continues to be the essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you.

Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding. Each chapter includes assessment, diagnosis and management of care with treatment interventions. Now including new information on initiation of breast feeding with biological nurturing as well as a highlighted section on how to manage obstetric emergencies. Important psycho-social care issues are also addressed. This edition provides concise, practical and accessible information in a logical sequence, as the layout follows the woman's journey through pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.


For students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.

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