"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)
From the Back Cover
The third edition of The Labor Progress Handbook
builds onthe success of first two editions and remains an unparalleledresource on simple, non-invasive interventions to prevent or treatdifficult labor. Retaining the hallmark features of previouseditions, the book is replete with illustrations showing position,movements, and techniques and is logically organized to facilitateease of use.
This edition includes two new chapters on third and fourth stagelabor management and low-technology interventions, a completeanalysis of directed versus spontaneous pushing, and additionalinformation on massage techniques. The authors have updatedreferences throughout, expertly weaving the highest level ofevidence with years of experience in clinical practice.
The Labor Progress Handbook continues to be a must-haveresource for those involved in all aspects of birth by providingpractical instruction on low-cost, low-risk interventions to manageand treat dystocia.