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Selected Topics in Midwifery Care

Edited by Ana Polona Mivšek

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Midwifery across the globe faces different issues. In some countries the autonomy of the profession is a tradition, while in some societies midwives struggle to practice autonomously the basic competencies. In one part of the world the medicalisation of childbirth is the main issue, preventing the natural processes of pregnancy and childbirth to flow at their own pace, while in other parts of the world midwives struggle with lack of resources to provide safe midwifery care. The authors of this book practice midwifery in different cultures and within different social contexts. They have to deal with different obstacles and seek solutions to diverse problems. With their contributions, they offer an insight into their thinking, their dilemmas, and the problems of midwifery practices in their countries. However, despite different backgrounds, they all have in common a uniform goal - a wish to offer women optimal midwifery care and to improve midwifery services.

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Selected Topics in Midwifery CareEdited by Ana Polona Mivšek

Published: February 8th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74444

ISBN: 978-1-78985-534-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-533-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-033-1

Copyright year: 2019

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8340 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Basic Antenatal Care Approach to Antenatal Care Service Provision

By Thembelihle Sylvia Patience Ngxongo


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2. Psychosocial Antenatal Care: A Midwifery Context

By Johanna Mmabojalwa Mathibe-Neke and Seipati Suzan Masitenyane


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3. Pregnancy Weight Gain: The Short Term and the Long Term

By Ruth Mielke


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4. Mistreatment of Women in Health Facilities by Midwives during Childbirth in Ghana: Prevalence and Associated Factors

By John Kuumuori Ganle and Ebenezer Krampah


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5. Improving Maternal Health: The Safe Childbirth Checklist as a Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

By Julius Dohbit, Vetty Agala, Pamela Chinwa-Banda, Betty Anane- Fenin, Omosivie Maduka, Ufuoma Edewor, Ibimonye Porbeni, Fru Angwafo and Rosemary Ogu


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6. Forensic Midwifery

By Sevde Aksu


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