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The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia [Paperback]

Penny Simkin , Ruth Ancheta
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April 11 2011 1444337718 978-1444337716 3
The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook builds on the success of first two editions and remains an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult labor.  Features new to this edition include two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing, and additional information on massage techniques.

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"Each edition of The Labor Progress Handbook improves on the previous one, and this third edition is an even more indispensable resource for maternity care practitioners, especially within the context of today's overuse of birth technology, cesarean sections, and nonevidence-based management practices. Congratulations, Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta! You've given caregivers a powerful gift to pass on to childbearing women ... again!." (Birth, 1 March 2012)

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The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook builds on the success of first two editions and remains an unparalleled resource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treat difficult labor.  Retaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the book is replete with illustrations showing position, movements, and techniques and is logically organized to facilitate ease of use.

This edition includes two new chapters on third and fourth stage labor management and low-technology interventions, a complete analysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing, and additional information on massage techniques. The authors have updated references throughout, expertly weaving the highest level of evidence with years of experience in clinical practice.

The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be a must-have resource for those involved in all aspects of birth by providing practical instruction on low-cost, low-risk interventions to manage and treat dystocia.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! April 20 2011
By Luv it
Format:Paperback
This book is amazing! It's everything that I have been looking for to help feel at ease for my next delivery. This is a great contrast of science and previous experiences that encompasses every stage of pregnancy and labour. Already recommended this to a friend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars labour support Feb. 11 2013
By Cyn
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
if you are into labour support this is the book for you. well organized, great pics, all you ever wanted to know about supporting women in labour, easy ones and difficult ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for natural childbirth June 16 2011
By williwaw36 - Published on Amazon.com
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As an obstetrics provider, this is an excellent manual for helping deliveries progress naturally and decreasing your cesarean section rate. The book makes great suggestions for encouraging labor progress with position changes, etc before proceeding to medical interventions that also carry greater risk. Evidence-based with excellent references after each chapter. Perfect for anyone involved in the care of women during labor & delivery, including OB/GYN's, Midwives, MD's, RN's, and Doulas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable information! Dec 30 2011
By heatherhammy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a birth doula and I just finished reading through this book. I cannot believe how much information is in this book! It is well organized and provides evidence based ways to promote a "normal" labor. Though it was written for care providers, I can see the information in this book greatly helping me in future births. Not only do I have a greater understanding of what the nurses, midwives, and doctors are can do, but I can implement a lot of the interventions as well- such as knowing which positions help turn a baby who is OP. And when an intervention is beyond my scope, I can still explain to the family (if needed) how the intervention is designed to help.

The only reason I decided on a 4-star rating is for the Kindle version of this book. There were a few minor typos and grammatical errors. None of them made the material unreadable, but it was annoying.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT READ! March 18 2012
By Dena - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm still reading this in Kindle form on my IPhone and I love the content. I feel like every time I pick up reading, I'm learning so many new thing that I can easily incorporate. Love it!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for birth junkies Oct. 11 2011
By Ashley Price - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is geared towards the birth professional, but is written in language that's non-technical enough for a birth junkie mom to understand. My first was born by c-section due to a malposition, and I love that Simkin directly addresses the issues that caused our troubles and offers solutions. That she does so with copious medical citations makes this even better.

I would not recommend this for the woman not very interested in birth (Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Natural Childbirth is better for that) but if birth fascinates you this book is ideal.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable reference Oct. 29 2012
By doulamama - Published on Amazon.com
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This handbook is a must-have for professional labor and birth support persons. An easy read, especially if you already have knowledge of the physiology of birth, and it's easy to find the particular topic you need when you need it. I turn to it again and again in my practice. And of course author Penny Simkin is a leading authority in the area. Highly recommend.
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