1. Edition September 2001 75.90 Euro 2001. 204 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-0-632-05425-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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Detailed description This book considers the broad range of support given to mothers including social, psychological and clinical. It also looks at the provision of this service and how different models have been set up internationally to fulfill this important function. It brings together the latest research findings, which examine the nature of care that is provided and consider what constitutes effective and efficient support.
This aspect of care is considered a crucial part of the increasing and expanding role of the midwife. The ability of midwives to provide ongoing support throughout childbearing is one of the features of midwifery care which distinguishes it from other care providers. This is a feature which is common to the resurgence of midwifery throughout the world and therefore this text will have international appeal.
From the contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Making sense of support; Systems of health care and maternity care provision; The provision of support during childbearing; Supportive midwifery care; Support in labour; The doula; Support for the carer; Conclusion; References; Index