This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/10/2012.
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Supporting Women to Give Birth at Home describes and discusses the main challenges and issues that midwives encounter when preparing for and attending a home birth. To ensure that a home birth is a real option for women, midwives need to be able to believe in a woman's ability to give birth at home and to promote this birth option, providing evidence-based information about benefits and risks. This practical guide will help midwives to have this confidence. It is organised into three parts:Part one introduces the history of birth and the present birth choices a woman has.Part two discusses preparation for a homebirth, includingPart three covers attending a homebirthCase studies exploring recent home birth experiences will help illustrate this accessible text. It will be of interest to students studying issues around normal birth and will be a valuable resource for clinically based midwives, in particular community based midwives, home birth midwifery teams and independent midwives.