The Midwife Mother Relationship

Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137132765
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Medical

Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

The Midwife Mother Relationship

Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137041333
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Medical

Covering completely new topics areas, including the effects of emotional labour, poverty and health policy, the new edition of this ground-breaking text brings together classic and current research to establish key tenets for maternity care within hospital and home. It remains the definitive guide to the complex area of midwife-mother relations.

The Midwife mother Relationship

Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: CORNELL:31924085807794
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

This book examines the relationships on which maternity care depends. Aspects of the midwife-mother relationship are examined, by midwives and mothers, using research findings and the distilled experience of respected clinicians. The relationships presented include those which have been established gradually over a long period as well as those which have been forged rapidly during labour. Problematic areas, such as the difficulties of communicating through an interpreter or sensitivities in relationships between mothers and childless midwives, are given appropriate consideration. This work includes examples of home and hospital births, independent and NHS practice, and perspectives from New Zealand as well as the United Kingdom. These many strands are brought together to identify what is fundamental to a good relationship between mother and midwife, how that relationship can prove powerful and how to prevent it from being undermined.

The Development of a Midwife mother Relationship Questionnaire MMRQ

Author: Lucille Rossiter
ISBN: OCLC:865668003
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Maternal health services

Midwives are women who assist other women during the birthing process. The relationship between midwives and their clients is an important aspect of the midwifery model of care. In this dissertation, a measure of the midwife-mother relationship (MMRQ) was created based on an analysis of interviews with midwives and a focus group with mothers. Study 1 was a qualitative analysis of the interviews and the responses from a focus group. Central to the emerging theory derived from the qualitative analysis of the data is a connection similar to the therapeutic relationship discussed in the psychology literature. The main theme, Connecting on a Therapeutic Level was comprised of three super-constructs: Psychological Elements, Midwifery, and the Midwife. It is through these three super-constructs that the connection on a therapeutic level was created. In addition, this therapeutic connection occurred in the context of two variables: Obstetrical Knowledge and Political Environment. Items on the MMRQ were derived from the constructs revealed in Study 1. In Study 2, the MMRQ was administered to 90 women across Canada who had given birth in the last year with the assistance of a midwife. A principal component analysis of these data revealed five factors for the MMRQ, specifically the Quality of the Emotional Bond, Personal Growth and Development, Experiential Understanding, Personal Acceptance and Understanding, and Personal Respect and Empowerment. Preliminary psychometric data for the MMRQ were provided and the need for further research was identified. The development of a psychometrically sound measure of the midwife-mother relationship will be helpful to study quantitatively those aspects of maternal care and psychological well-being related to the shared relationship between midwives and mothers.

Psychology For Midwives

Author: Raynor, Maureen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335234332
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Medical

This accessible, evidence-based book explores how important it is for midwives to understand the psychological aspects of care, in order to create positive experiences for mothers and families.

The Secrets of Midwives

Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466852631
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Fiction

"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.—Emily Gifin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love...Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby's father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's—one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

Mothers and Midwives

Author: Faye Thompson
Publisher: Books for Midwives Press
ISBN: 0750687762
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

This U.K. book is written by Faye Thompson, who has thirty years experience as a midwife and educator. She studied philosophy and the humanities as an undergraduate in Australia, and now lectures on health care ethics. As a feminist, she seeks to reunite morality and personal interest so that the woman is not subordinated in women's health and childbirth practices. From this experience, she offers a framework of ethics specific to midwifery and derived from midwifery practice that takes ethical discourse beyond current literature, proposing strategies for ethical practice based on findings arising out of the profession itself.

The Midwife s Tale

Author: Gretchen Moran Laskas
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307488233
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Fiction

“I come from a long line of midwives,” narrates Elizabeth Whitely. “I was expected to follow Mama, follow Granny, follow Great-granny. In the end, I didn’t disappoint them. Or perhaps I did. After all, there were no more midwives after me.”For generations, the women in Elizabeth’s family have brought life to Kettle Valley, West Virginia, heeding a destiny to tend its women with herbals, experience, and wisdom. But Elizabeth, who has comforted so many, has lost her heart to the one man who cannot reciprocate, even when she moves into his home to share his bed and raise his child. Then Lauren Denniker, Elizabeth’s adopted daughter, begins to display a miraculous gift--just as Elizabeth learns that she herself is unable to have a child. How Elizabeth comes to free herself from a loveless relationship, grapple with Lauren’s astonishing abilities, and come to terms with her own emptiness is the compelling heart of this remarkable tale. Incorporating the spirited mountain mythology of prewar Appalachia, Gretchen Laskas has crafted a story as true to our time as its own, and a cast of characters as poignant as they are entirely original. From the Hardcover edition.

Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction

Author: Billie Hunter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137203144
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Social Science

With contributions from a range of leading international authors, this 'stop and make you think' book explores the many contemporary issues surrounding emotion work in reproductive healthcare. The editors, forerunners in their field, have brought together both theoretical and clinical aspects to challenge readers to consider the significance of this important topic in their day-to-day work. Using examples of maternity care and infertility settings from the UK and beyond, and with an emphasis on personal reflection throughout, the book explores the subjects of: • Emotional well-being • Client-practitioner relationships • Infertility • Loss • Breast feeding • Motherhood Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction underlines the importance of emotions and how they are managed, experienced and negotiated in clinical settings, addressing issues that are frequently overlooked in the drive for efficiency and effectiveness in the health service. It is stimulating reading for all midwifery and nursing students and practitioners looking to understand their patients' and their own emotional needs.

Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering

Author: Sarah Buckley
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780307832030
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

An authoritative guide to natural childbirth and postpartum parenting options from an MD who home-birthed her own four children. Sarah Buckley might be called a third-wave natural birth advocate. A doctor and a mother, she approaches the question of how a woman and baby might have the most fulfilling birth experience with respect for the wisdom of both medical science and the human body. Using current medical and epidemiological research plus women's experiences (including her own), she demonstrates that what she calls "undisturbed birth" is almost always healthier and safer than high-technology approaches to birth. Her wise counsel on issues like breastfeeding and sleeping during postpartum helps extend the gentle birth experience into a gentle parenting relationship.

Informed Choice in Maternity Care

Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230212299
Release Date: 2004-08-23
Genre: Medical

Informed choice in maternity care is government policy and is therefore an important issue in the education of midwives and obstetricians. This book brings together key research in the area and provides a forum for the concerns of all involved. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of perspectives, including service users, lay support groups, midwives, social scientists, obstetricians, nursing and law. Informed Choice in Maternity Care is timely, topical and covers a number of current debates.

Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice

Author: Patricia Lindsay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317744047
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Genre: Medical

Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth. Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect childbirth outcomes and experiences, this evidence-based text emphasises the importance of compassionate and humane care in midwifery practice. Exploring midwifery as an art, as well as a science, the authors collected here make the case for midwives as professionals working ‘with women’ rather than as birth technicians, taking a purely competency-based approach to practice. The book incorporates a range of pedagogical features to enhance student learning, including overall chapter aims and learning outcomes, ‘recommendations for practice’, ‘learning triggers’ to encourage the reader to delve deeper and reflect on practice, ‘application to practice’ case studies which ensure that the theory is related to contemporary practice, and a glossary of terms. The chapters cover perspectives on birth from sociology; psychology; anthropology; law; social policy and politics. Other chapters address important issues such as disability, politics and sexuality. Outlining relevant theory from the social sciences and clearly applying it to practice, this text is an essential read for all student midwives, registered midwives and doulas.

The Midwives of Seventeenth Century London

Author: Doreen Evenden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521027854
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book is the first comprehensive and detailed study of early modern midwives in seventeenth-century London. Midwives, as a group, have been dismissed by historians as being inadequately educated and trained for the task of child delivery. The Midwives of Seventeenth-Century London rejects these claims by exploring the midwives' training and their licensing in an unofficial apprenticeship by the Church. Dr. Evenden also offers an accurate depiction of the midwives in their socioeconomic context by examining a wide range of seventeenth-century sources. This expansive study not only recovers the names of almost one thousand women who worked as midwives in the twelve London parishes, but also brings to light details about their spouses, their families and their associates.

Midwives and Mothers

Author: Sheila Cosminsky
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477311394
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Social Science

The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it is lost, Midwives and Mothers explores birth, illness, death, and survival on a Guatemalan sugar and coffee plantation, or finca, through the lives of two local midwives, Do�a Maria and her daughter Do�a Siriaca, and the women they have served over a forty-year period. By comparing the practices and beliefs of the mother and daughter, Sheila Cosminsky shows the dynamics of the medicalization process and the contestation between the midwives and biomedical personnel, as the latter try to impose their system as the authoritative one. She discusses how the midwives syncretize, integrate, or reject elements from Mayan, Spanish, and biomedical systems. The midwives' story becomes a lens for understanding the impact of medicalization on people's lives and the ways in which women's bodies have become contested terrain between traditional and contemporary medical practices. Cosminsky also makes recommendations for how ethno-obstetric and biomedical systems may be accommodated, articulated, or integrated. Finally, she places the changes in the birthing system in the larger context of changes in the plantation system, including the elimination of coffee growing, which has made women, traditionally the primary harvesters of coffee beans, more economically dependent on men.

Mourner Mother Midwife

Author: L. Juliana M. Claassens
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664238360
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence and bloodshed associated with the dominant warrior imagery