Heart and Hands: Midwive's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth
Scholars Press for the Society of Biblical Literature
This is a revised and updated edition of Elizabeth Davis' guide to pregnancy and birth for midwives and parents-to-be. It includes new sections on homoeopathy and herbal therapy, sexual issues during pregnancy, adoption, water birth, sexual abuse, vaginal birth after caesarian, and foetal development. The guid efeatures boxed sections for parents covering subjects ranging from tips for expectant partners, to what to do when the baby cries. Throughout, crucial terminology is highlighted and clearly defined. Current information on hepatitis, HIV, GBS screening, group midwifery practices, malpractice concerns, prenatal and intrapartum case histories is examined.