Myles Textbook for Midwives - Paegburst eBook on VitalSource, 16th Edition
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Myles Textbook for Midwives - Paegburst eBook on VitalSource, 16th Edition


The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today. The book comes with Elsevier EVOLVE ancillaries – an online learning package which consists of 500 self-assessment questions and answers and a fully downloadable image bank.

  • Designed to enable midwifery practitioners to provide safe and competent care, which is tailored to the patient’s individual needs

  • Extensively illustrated to assist visual learning with additional ‘pull out’ textboxes to highlight key information

  • Streamlined chapters with similar themes and approach help consolidate learning

  • Reflects all modern midwifery curricula by presenting a strong emphasis on evidenced-based practice and the use of technology

  • Over 500 on-line multiple-choice questions to enable readers to test their knowledge

  • Offers a full image bank of downloadable illustrations to assist with personal projects and/or further learning

  • References, Further Reading and Useful Websites promote further learning

  • Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provide simple definitions of more complex terminologies
  • Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback

  • Contains many new chapters, some of which are authored by members of the multi-professional team

  • Up-to-date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance

  • Recognition that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society

  • Examination of the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index

  • Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation

  • Guidance to support the trend for midwives to undertake the neonatal physical examination of the healthy term infant 

  • Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation


1 The midwife in contemporary midwifery practice

2 Professional issues concerning the midwife and midwifery practice


3 The female pelvis and the reproductive organs

4 The female urinary tract

5 Hormonal cycles: fertilization and early development

6 The placenta

7 The fetus


8 Antenatal education for birth and parenting

9 Change and adaptation in pregnancy

10 Antenatal care

11 Antenatal screening of the mother and fetus

12 Common problems associated with early and advanced pregnancy

13 Medical conditions of significance to midwifery practice

14 Multiple pregnancy


15 Care of the perineum, repair and female genital mutilation

16 Physiology and care during the first stage of labour

17 Physiology and care during the transition and second stage phases of labour

18 Physiology and care during the third stage of labour

19 Prolonged pregnancy and disorders of uterine action

20 Malpositions of the occiput and malpresentations

21 Operative births

22 Midwifery and obstetric emergencies


23 Physiology and care during the puerperium

24 Physical health problems and complications in the puerperium

25 Perinatal mental health

26 Bereavement and loss in maternity care

27 Contraception and sexual health in a global society


28 Recognizing the healthy baby at term through examination of the newborn screening

29 Resuscitation of the healthy baby at birth: the importance of drying, airway management and establishment of breathing

30 The healthy low birth weight baby

31 Trauma during birth, haemorrhages and convulsions

32 Congenital malformations

33 Significant problems in the newborn baby

34 Infant feeding

Glossary of selected terms

Jayne E. Marshall, PhD MA PGCEA ADM RM RGN, Head of School of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St Georges, University of London/Kingston University, UK; Former Associate Professor in Midwifery, Director for Postgraduate Taught Studies in Midwifery University of Nottingham, Academic Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Postgraduate Education Centre, Nottingham, UK and Maureen D. Raynor, MA PGCEA ADM RMN RN RM, Senior lecturer (Midwifery), De Montfort University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Division of Maternal and Child, Edith Murphy Building, Leicester, UK


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