Midwifery guidelines for use of water in labour
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Midwifery guidelines for use of water in labour by Ethel Burns

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Published by [Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development] in [Oxford] .
Written in English


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StatementEthel Burns & Sheila Kitzinger.
ContributionsKitzinger, Sheila, 1929-, Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 leaves ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18900461M
ISBN 101902606094
OCLC/WorldCa46332641

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  These guidelines for the use of water for labour and birth have been produced by an This guideline is intended for the use of all Midwifery staff involved in the care of pregnant women choosing to labour and/or give birth in water. This guideline applies to all low risk birth settings. Water Birth – Guidelines for the use of water for Documents/Water Birth UHL Obstetric.   women and their families during labour. 3. Scope The use of water for pain relief to facilitate labour and birth is suitable for healthy women with an uncomplicated pregnancy and labour (as defined by the All Wales Midwifery-Led Care Guidelines and The All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour-   Background. The provision of water immersion for labour and birth is facilitated by midwives working within low risk midwifery-led models of care who are deemed competent to provide this method of birth [1, 2].The concept of competence is often aligned with confidence [], but distinguishing between these two concepts is important as they are not always ://   Midwifery care in labour guidance for all women in all settings Introduction This document comprises a summary of the evidence and recommendations for the midwifery care of women in labour in all settings in the UK. It aims to provide an accessible version of systematically produced evidence for aspects of care related to labour and ://

  who choose to use water in labour and /or birth. Process for successful evacuation of a woman from a birthing pool during labour and / or birth if required. Water birth KEMH and CMP follow the state-wide Mandatory Policy /17 and Clinical Guidelines for Women Requesting Immersion in Water for Pain Management During Labour and / or Birth. Go ~/media/Files/Hospitals/WNHS/For health professionals. This book is available for £ from AIMS on Burns E and Kitzinger S. Midwifery Guidelines for use of water in labour, Oxford Brookes University. Beech BAL (Ed). Water Birth Unplugged, Books for Midwives Press, (also available from AIMS), Beech BAL. THE USE OF WATER IN LABOUR AND BIRTH Royal College of Midwives Position Paper No 1a   4 Evidence Based Guidelines for Midwifery-Led Care in Labour ©The Royal College of Midwives Positions for Labour and Birth A Cochrane review has compared use of any upright or lateral position with supine or lithotomy positions in the second stage (Gupta et al. ).   and the Royal College of Midwives published a Position Paper on the use of water in labour and birth in (updated in ).6 Both documents endorsed the use of water in labour as a choice, provided that attendants had appropriate skills and confidence to assist women who choose to labour or give birth in water. Labouring in

  Water Immersion: A depth of water which ensures the mother’s belly and bottom to be submerged fully in water while she sits or kneels. It is suggested that water immersion creates a buoyancy effect and produces hormonal changes which enhance labor. After approximately 30 /midwives/training/ The use of sterile water injections (SWI) for the relief of pain in labour is popular amongst midwives in countries such as Sweden and Australia. Anecdotal reports suggest the procedure is used less commonly in the United Kingdom (UK) and that a number of barriers to introducing the practice may ://(18)/fulltext. Drawing on years of midwifery experience of waterbirth, this collection of stories, based on real-life events, illuminates a rewarding way of birth and emphasises the theoretical knowledge, skills, understanding, and resilience needed to practice well. Waterbirth Stories includes chapters on the criteria for use of water in labour and birth, on the different stages of labour, and on some more   Waterbirth and the Use of Water During Labour Clinical Guideline V Page 2 of 20 1. Aim/Purpose of this Guideline This guideline is for Midwives who are caring for women in water during labour and/or birth. This guideline should be read in conjunction with: Labour 1st and 2nd stage – Clinical Guideline for Care of a Woman (RCH )