Completely updated in the third edition, Heart and Hands is a practical guide, textbook, and reference that is both hands- and hearts-on. Davis, a long-time, well-known midwife, gives how-to details on all aspects of midwifery practice, including prenatal care, problems in pregnancy, assisting at births, labor complications (including a devastating and beautiful description of a stillbirth by midwife Shannon Anton), and caring for the entire family postpartum. Each chapter has a special section "for parents," but expectant parents can use all of Heart and Hands to get as much knowledge as possible about their upcoming experience. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Publisher
* Features new diagrams and photographs, updated midwifery forms, and an expanded resource list for parents.
* Expanded sections on GBS, VBAC, gestational diabetes, and water birth address current controversies.
* Previous editions have sold more than 150,000 copies