Mayes' Midwifery
Mayes' Midwifery,
Edition 15
Edited by Sue Macdonald, MSc PGCEA ADM RM RN FETC FRCM (Hon) and Gail Johnson, MA, DPSM, PGDip Adult Education, RM, RN

Publication Date: 26 June 2017

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Now available for the first time in full colour, the 15th edition of Mayes Midwifery retains all of the features that characterised the success of earlier editions – authority, accessibility and comprehensiveness – while addressing the wider context of current midwifery practice by applying evidence into practice.

The book explores anatomy and applied physiology, a wide range of public health issues, as well as cultural competence. Fast moving areas such as professional and leadership issues, fertility control, genetics, foetal development, medical problems in pregnancy and care of the new born and baby with complex needs are brought right up to date.

The latest edition of Mayes’ Midwifery has also been redesigned to further assist with engagement of the topics while the artwork programme has been upgraded to help with the understanding of complex physiological processes. As with the previous edition, the book also comes with an associated website containing over 600 MCQs, case studies, and reflective activities together with a wealth of other learning tools.

Mayes’ Midwifery 15th edition is an essential tool for midwives at every stage of their professional career - student midwives seeking knowledge, skills and guidance on their journey to becoming midwives – midwives returning to practice and for qualified midwives wherever they work. Nurses and health care assistants working on maternity units in the UK and overseas will also find the volume an important resource.

Key Features

  • New edition of a classic textbook updated and designed for today’s midwifery student!
  • Chapters authored by experts in their field, including midwifery academics and clinicians as well as allied professionals such as researchers, physiotherapists, neonatal nurse specialists, social scientists and legal experts
  • Evidence and research based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
  • Learning outcomes and key points help readers structure their study and recap on what they have learned
  • Reflective activities encourage the application of theory to practice
  • Contains practice based tools and checklists
  • Presents and discusses the latest national and international guidelines
  • Associated website with over 600 MCQs, reflective activities to encourage the application of theory to practice, case studies and additional learning tools
  • Downloadable image bank to assist readers with essay preparation and other assignments
  • Suitable for use in normal community and midwife led arenas, high tech environments and more rural areas of clinical practice

New Features

  • Brand new design - incorporating helpful learning features - aids reader engagement and retention of facts
  • Updated artwork program helps clarify complex physiological processes and other challenging concepts
About the author
Edited by Sue Macdonald, MSc PGCEA ADM RM RN FETC FRCM (Hon), Midwife Consultant and Educationalist; Formerly Education and Research Manager and Lead Midwife for Education, Royal College of Midwives, London, UK and Gail Johnson, MA, DPSM, PGDip Adult Education, RM, RN, Professional Advisor Education, Royal College of Midwives, London, UK
Table of Contents

Part 1: The midwife in context

1. The place of the midwife in the global context: The global midwife

2. A history of the midwifery profession in the United Kingdom

3. Regulation of midwives

4. Clinical governance and the midwife

5. The midwife as a lifelong learner

6. Evidence-based practice and research for practice

7. Leadership and management in midwifery

8. An introduction to ethics and midwifery practice

9. The law and the midwife

10. Pharmacology and the midwife

Part 2: Childbirth in context

11. Sociocultural and spiritual context of childbearing

12. Psychological context of childbirth

13. Sexuality

14. National Health Service policy and midwifery

15. Legal frameworks for the care of the child

Part 3: Public health, health promotion in the context of childbirth

16. Epidemiology

17. Nutrition

18. Complementary therapies and natural remedies in pregnancy and birth: responsibilities of midwives

19. Health promotion and education

20. Preconception care

21. Education for parenthood

22. Physical preparation for childbirth and beyond, and the role of physiotherapy

23. Vulnerable women

Part 4: The anatomy and physiology of fertility, embryology and fetal development

24. Anatomy of male and female reproduction

25. Female reproductive physiology: Timed interactions between hypothalamus, anterior pituitary and ovaries

26. Genetics

27. Fertility and its control

28. Infertility and assisted conception

29. Fertilization, embryo formation and feto-placental development

30. The fetal skull

Part 5: Pregnancy

31. Maternal neurohormonal and systemic adaptations to feto-placental development

32. Confirming pregnancy and care of the pregnant woman

33. Antenatal investigations

34. Choice, childbearing and maternity care – the choice agenda and place of birth

Part 6: Labour and birth

35. Physiological changes from late pregnancy until the onset of lactation: from nesting to suckling-lactation and parental-infant attachment

36. Care in the first stage of labour

37. Care in the second stage of labour

38. Supporting choices in reducing pain and fear during labour

39. Care in the third stage of labour

40. The pelvic floor

Part 7: Postnatal care and the care of the newborn baby

41. Content and organization of postnatal care

42. Physiology, assessment and care of the newborn baby

43. Thermoregulation

44. Infant feeding and relationship building

Part 8: Women and babies with complex needs

45. The preterm baby and the small baby

46. Respiratory and cardiac disorders

47. Neonatal jaundice

48. Infection in the neonate

49. Congenital anomalies, neonatal surgery and pain management

50. Metabolic and endocrine disorders

51. Stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome

52. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

53. Bleeding in pregnancy

54. Hypertensive and medical disorders in pregnancy

55. Sexually transmitted infections

56. Abnormalities of the genital tract

57. Multiple pregnancy

58. Preterm labour

59. Obstetric interventions

60. Induction of labour and prolonged pregnancy

61. Rhythmic variations of labour

62. Malpositions and malpresentations

63. Obstructed labour and uterine rupture

64. Shoulder dystocia

65. Presentation and prolapse of the umbilical cord

66. Maternal morbidity following childbirth

67. Complications related to the third stage of labour

68. Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: grief and bereavement care

69. Maternal mental health and psychological issues

70. Midwifery for the future …where next?

Book details
ISBN: 9780702062117
Page Count: 1204
Illustrations: Approx 490 full colour illustrations and 60 photos
Retail Price: €54.99