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Normal Childbirth

Evidence and Debate

2nd Edition - May 30, 2008

Editor: Susan Downe

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 0 6 9 4 3 - 7

This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of… Read more

Normal Childbirth

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This new edition builds on the strengths of the popular first edition, with updated national and international data, and the most recent debate around the controversial area of childbirth. With the increasing risk of litigation, there can be a tendency to classify women as 'at risk' if they present with even a hint of a problem. This is a contentious area and midwives need to be aware of the wide parameters of 'normal' in order to practise autonomously, effectively and safely. This book provides an evidence-based source for all midwives and other health professionals with an interest normal birth.