The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2011 - Medical - 424 pages
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"The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook builds on the success of first two editions and remains an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult labor. Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the book is logically organized by stage of labor to facilitate ease of use and replete with illustrations showing position, movements, and techniques. Features new to this edition include two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, additional information on massage techniques, and a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing. The authors have also updated references throughout, expertly weaving the highest level of evidence with years of experience in clinical practice. The Labor Progress Handbook, Third Edition continues to be a must-have resource for those involved in all aspects of birth by providing practical instruction on low-cost, low-risk interventions to manage and treat dystocia"--Provided by publisher.

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Review: Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia

User Review  - Danielle Rodda - Goodreads

This is the only book I take when I go with doula clients. Could have a better "quick reference". Read full review

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User Review  - Mindy Bollinger - Goodreads

Love this book and love the easy look ups for labor postions, transition periods, different ways to help with labor pain. I take this book with me during my doula visits to the hospital and when I am teaching classes on labor and delivery because of how easy it is to read and look things up in Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Penny Simkin is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since 1968. She serves on the editorial board for Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care and the consultant boards for the International Childbirth Education Association and the Seattle Midwifery School.

Ruth Ancheta is a certified DONA doula and approved trainer and has been a certified childbirth educator through ICEA for more than twenty years. She has authored numerous childbirth education materials including the Childbirth Skills Teaching Kit and the VBAC Source Book and Teaching Kit.

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