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The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia Paperback – Illustrated, Oct 24 2005


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (Oct. 24 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140512217X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405122177
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.8 x 13.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Labor dystocia, dysfunctional labor, failure to progress, arrest of labor, arrested descent - all these terms refer to slow or no progress in labor, which is one of the most vexing, complex and unpredictable complications of labor. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Henci Goer on Nov. 5 2000
Format: Paperback
Every once in awhile, a book on childbirth comes along that is a standout. The Labor Progress Handbook is one of those books, but what else would one expect from Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta? The authors have produced a lucid, logical, beautifully organized, clearly written, bounteously illustrated, meticulously documented book that gives birth professionals a systematic, practical basis to prevent, diagnose, and treat poor progress in labor. Approaching dystocia holistically, the authors consider the effects of the woman's emotional state, her environment, and the impact of hospital or caregiver policies and attitudes in addition to the standard "powers, passage, passenger" explanation for labor progress. And they are woman centered: the laboring woman is the active agent in resolving difficulties, and the unacceptability of a recommendation always contraindicates its use. If you teach about labor, care for laboring women, or work as a doula or birth assistant, you should--no, must--read this book.
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By Céline Lemay on Sept. 6 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is essential for everybody involved eventually with childbearing women, a friend, sister or a healthcare provider.
Women are able to give birth. They need our help and our confidence in their capacities.
This book is really empowering.
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This book should be on the recommended reading list for all doula training programs! In a clear, concise, and thoughtful way, Penny explains what makes labor progress, how to recognize labor progress, and how to help with labor progress. My copy is always in my birth bag. I have used it at several births for various reasons, and have always found it to be helpful, with reminders or even just to reaffirm that I've done everything possible. I recommend this book for anyone in the childbirth field and for expectant couples as well!
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