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 Development of a Midwife mother Relationship Questionnaire MMRQ

Author: Lucille Rossiter
Publisher:
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.

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.

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.

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.

Midwifery

Author: Sara Wickham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780750675406
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Presenting a succinct review of key issues within midwifery, this text is a practical reference resource that will be of use to midwives operating at all levels.

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?

Community Midwifery Practice

Author: Jenny Edwins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444309317
Release Date: 2009-03-16
Genre: Medical

The role of the community midwife differs dramatically from that of a hospital based practitioner but many midwifes entering this area of practice may not feel well equipped for this diverse experience. Community Midwifery Practice is the first text specifically tailored to meet the needs of community midwives, providing a practical, skills-based guide to improving and underpinning their day-to-day practice with an emphasis on ‘normal’ birth and the importance of developing relationships with the women they are charged with helping. This accessible text includes information on the broad range of skills required by midwives working in community settings, providing practical guidance on issues such as supporting women with HIV/AIDS, issues surrounding domestic abuse, perinatal mental health, and pelvic girdle pain. Community Midwifery Practice will provide all midwives who work in community placements with a comprehensive, accessible tool designed to assist them in all aspects of their practice.

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.

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.

Midwives Emotional Care of Women becoming Mothers

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443828246
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Medical

This book offers an overview of the emotional care given by midwives to women based on the literature reviews and research undertaken by Sue Barker. Its chapters are mostly based around the questions she asked herself when exploring the area: What is motherhood? Who supports women at this time? What is emotional care? What are the experiences of midwives offering emotional care? What is emotion work? How does emotional care help women? She considers a wide range of literature sources to understand what is happening for the midwives and the women. Given the extensive use of referenced work the book should be useful for those thinking of undertaking a midwifery programme or those already engaged on any health care programmes. This book, though, is written with an easily accessible language so should be a useful source for voluntary groups and women on their journey to motherhood. Midwifery care and motherhood are influenced by the culture within which they are experienced. This book has therefore considered the cultural hegemony and the differing ideologies within midwifery. The research was undertaken in the UK where most women receive midwifery care through the NHS therefore the midwives interviewed were all employed by the state. This may well have influenced their expectations and the women’s expectations of them. It may be that independent midwives would not have experienced some of the dilemmas faced by these midwives. Despite this the view of midwifery professional bodies, government guidance and research all support a ‘with woman’ approach to giving emotional support. This book offers a detailed description of how emotional support as part of emotional care is given by midwives in their attempts to reduce or ameliorate emotional distress and provide comfort.

Psychology for Midwives

Author: Maureen Raynor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335240340
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

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.

Sustainability Midwifery and Birth

Author: Lorna Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136897375
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Environmental awareness and sustainability are vitally important concepts in the twenty first century and, as a low environmental impact healthcare profession, midwifery has the potential to stand as a model of excellence. This innovative volume promotes a sustainable approach to midwifery practice, philosophy, business administration and resource management. Drawing on an interdisciplinary body of knowledge, this international collection of experts explores the challenges, inviting readers to critically reflect on the issues and consider how they could move to effect changes within their own working environments. Divided into three parts, the book discusses: The politics of midwifery and sustainability Midwifery as a sustainable healthcare practice Supporting an ecological approach to parenting. Sustainability, Midwifery and Birth identifies existing models of sustainable midwifery practice, such as the continuity of care model, and highlights the potential for midwifery as a role model for ecologically sound health care provision. This unique book is a vital read for all midwives and midwifery students interested in sustainable practice. Contributors include: Sally Baddock, Carol Bartle, Ruth Deery, Nadine Pilley Edwards, Ina May Gaskin, Megan Gibbons, Carolyn Hastie, Mary Kensington, Mavis Kirkham, Nicky Leap, Ruth Martis, Zoë Meleo-Erwin, Jenny Meyer, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Mary Nolan, Sally Pairman and Sally Tracy.