This book provides a broad review of the many aspects of pain associated with childbearing. Specialist midwifery contributors deal with a key issue in their field of expertise, enabling the reader to become more effective when working with women in childbirth. Key topics include: the physiology of pain applied to childbirth, antenatal and postnatal pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological views on pain relief, psychology of pain relief, fetal and neonatal pain, sociological and historical views. As a resource and broad guide to the management of pain in childbearing, this book is a valuable resource for both professional and student midwives.
By Margaret Yerby, Msc, RN, RM, ADM, C&G730, PGCEA, Senior Lecturer (Midwifery), Wolfson Institute of Health Sciences, Thames Valley University, London, UK. Foreword by Lesley Page, BA, Msc, SRN, RNT, RMT, The Queen's Charlotte's Professor of Midwifery Practice, The Centre for Midwifery Practice, Thames Valley University; The Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
Pain Relief: Past and Present · Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) · Physiology of Labour Pain · The Psychology of Pain in Normal · Labour · Socio-cultural Aspects of Pain · Relief of Pain and Discomfort in Labour - A Moral and Legal Perspective · Alternative Therapies for Pain Relief · Pharmacological Methods of Pain Relief · Post Natal Pain · Fetal Pain · Neonatal Pain and Its Management
"Reading this well written book will encourage and challenge midwives to think about how they assist women to view pain as not just a negative experience ." Debra Bick, Research Fellow in Midwifery, University of Birmingham, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest Vol 1, Issue 1, March 2001