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Midwifery Survival Guide

This new edition follows the Q&A format that has made the series so popular for its practical, clinical approach.

It will serve as a quick referral guide for newly qualified midwives and be an aide memoire in practice settings.

The design will enable readers to easily access the information in a format which is easy to read.

It presents current guidelines and best evidence.

Final year student midwives have a plethora of activities and assessments to be able to complete their diploma/degree courses and qualify as midwives. Following the commencement of their first employment they have to meet various Trust requirements and complete a number of key activities to orientate to their new role. This is an intensive time of study and adjustment to new roles so a text which could support these processes will be invaluable.

This book could also be used by Senior Student Midwives to prepare them for qualifying as midwives and is insightful of what they will be expected to achieve during their first year of registration.

Table of contents

Role of the Midwife


Supervision of Midwifery

Reflection on practice

Developing and Enhancing Clinical Midwifery Skills


Intravenous drugs


Care of epidurals, epidural top ups

Neonatal examination

CTG interpretation

Moving and handling in midwifery practice

Perineal care

Care of woman following a lower segment caesarean section

Interprofessional Working

Dealing with Challenging Situations

Death (Stillbirth)

Child Protection


Supporting women from a range of ethnic groups

Dealing with the Unexpected

Postpartum haemorrhage

Cord prolapsed

Shoulder dystocia

Neonatal resuscitation

Promoting Normality in Midwifery

One to one midwifery

The Birth plan

Positions in labour

Support on labour

Role of partner

Creating the right environment

Breast feeding

ISBN: 9781856424127