Stories in Midwifery, 2nd Edition

Reflection, Inquiry, Action
Authors :
Christine Catling & Allison Cummins & Rosemarie Hogan
Date of Publication: 11/2021

Stories in Midwifery 2nd edition presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of women, midwives, students, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers midwifery students and practicing midwives......view more

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Stories in Midwifery 2nd edition presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of women, midwives, students, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers midwifery students and practicing midwives an extraordinary perspective on a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery, including continuity of care, perinatal mental health, complex pregnancies, homebirth, and assisted reproductive techniques, among others.

Available as a print or eBook this valuable resource builds empathy and understanding, and provides examples of innovative approaches to woman-centred care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action. The teaching and learning strategies assist in developing skills, attitudes and mindfulness for working in partnership with women in various settings including the home, community, hospitals, clinics and birth centres.

Most importantly, Stories in Midwifery provides a much-needed consumer voice for women, their families, and their midwives.


Key Features
• Including 18 chapters, each presenting a variety of stories from women, midwives, and families around a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery.
24 video stories embedded in the eBook present personal accounts from a range of lived experiences.
Reflection, inquiry and action provide the framework for the teaching and learning strategies for each story, aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Weblinks, references and readings are included for further reading and research.
Transcripts of all interviews are included in the back of the book
• An eBook included in all print purchases

Author Information
By Christine Catling, RM MSc (Mid) PhD, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia ; Allison Cummins, MEd, BN, Midwifery Certificate, Lecturer in Midwifery, Course Coordinator, Master of Midwifery Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney and Rosemarie Hogan