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Stories in Midwifery

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ISBN: 9780729544559

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Stories in Midwifery , 3rd Edition

Reflection, Inquiry, Action

By Allison Cummins, MEd, BN, Midwifery Certificate, Katharine Gillett, Karen Mclaughlin, Loretta Musgrave and Jessica Wood

176 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2023
Binding: Paperback, Reference

Availability:New edition. Not yet published. Due - No due date of as 09/25/23.



This insightful book and accompanying video resource present a collection of perspectives relating to different issues around birthing and midwifery. Through the voices of mothers, midwives, students, health professionals and family members, you will build empathy and understanding, reflect, and learn to apply innovative approaches in your own practice.

The book covers a range of topics, such as midwifery continuity of care, place of birth, multiple pregnancy, complex pregnancies, congenital birth abnormalities, supporting culturally and linguistically diverse women, anxiety and depression, and working with women with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Stories in midwifery provides teaching and learning strategies ideal for students and practising midwives alike. Readers will develop the skills, attitudes and mindfulness necessary for working in partnership with women, childbearing people and their families across a variety of settings.

Key Features

  • 22 chapters addressing a range of topics across the childbearing continuum
  • 35 video ‘personal stories’ across a range of topics related to pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period
  • A framework for reflection, inquiry and action – relates stories to your own practice
  • Teaching and learning strategies for each story
  • Weblinks, references and further reading to support learning
  • Transcripts of all interviews included at the back of the book
  • An eBook (with videos embedded) included in all print purchases
  • Supports midwifery curricula; suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

New to this Edition

  • New topics identified by student midwives as the areas where they need supporting resources to help consolidate learning
  • 4 new chapters
  • 11 new videos

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Author Information

By Allison Cummins, MEd, BN, Midwifery Certificate, Lecturer in Midwifery, Course Coordinator, Master of Midwifery Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney; Katharine Gillett; Karen Mclaughlin; Loretta Musgrave and Jessica Wood

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