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Module HECS 2189 Reading List

Midwifery Theory and Practice 1, 2019/20, Semester 1
Melanie Barnes
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading

Blackburn, ST. 2013. Maternal fetal and neonatal physiology: a clinical perspective. 4th Ed. Maryland: WB Saunders.

Bowling, A. 2009. Research methods in health: Investigating health and health services. 3rd Edition, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Bothamley J. & Boyle, M. 2009. Medical conditions affecting pregnancy and childbirth. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

Briggs,G.G. 2008. Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk.8th edition. London; Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Fraser, J. 2003. Child protection: a guide for midwives. 2nd Ed. London: Books for Midwives.

Fraser, D.M. & Cooper, M.A. 2009. Myles textbook for midwives 15th edition. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston. or MacDonald, S & Magill-Cuerden, J. 2011. Mayes’ Midwifery. 14th Edition. London. Bailliere Tindall/Elsevier.

Jordan, S. 2010. Pharmacology for midwives : the evidence base for safe practice. New York: Palgrave Publishers Ltd

Leap N and Hunter B. 2016. Supporting women for labour and birth : a thoughtful guide ISBN: 9781317390992 (e-book). Routledge

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 2014. Intrapartum Care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. NICE. Available from

Robson, S.R. & Waugh, J. 2008. Medical disorders in pregnancy: a manual for midwives . Chichester: Blackwell.

Stables, D & Rankin,J. 2010. Physiology in Childbearing. 3rd Edition. London. Bailliere Tindall/Elsevier.

Wylie, L. & Brice, H. 2008. The midwives' guide to key medical conditions: pregnancy and childbirth. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Papers used during module sessions:

Individual recommendations will also be given prior to specific sessions

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Baker, P.N. & Kingdom, J.C.P. Eds, 2004. Pre eclampsia: current perspectives on management London: Parthenon Publishing.

Byrom, S & Downe, S (eds) 2015 The roar behind the silence : why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care . Pinter and Martin

Davies, L. & McDonald, S. 2008. Examination of the newborn and neonatal health: a multidimensional approach . Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Heazell, A., Norwitz,E.R.,Kenny, L.C. & Baker, P.N. 2010. Hypertension in pregnancy. Cambridge: Cambridge University press.

Kirkham, M. 2003. Birth centres: a social model for maternity care . London: Books for Midwives.

Liu, D.T.Y. Ed, 2007. Labour ward manual. 4th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Lobiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. 2010. Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice . 7th Edition. St. Louis,  Mosby Elsevier.

Maternity Care Working Party.  2007 Making Normal Birth a Reality. Available from:

Palmer, G. 2009. The politics of breastfeeding. 3rd edition.

Rayner, M.D., Marshall, J.E. &Sullivan,  A.  2005. Decision making in midwifery practice London, Churchill Livingstone.

Riorden, J. Ed. 2010. Breastfeeding and human lactation. Sudbury Mass: Jones and Bartlett.

Standing, M (Ed) 2010. Clinical judgement and decision making in nursing and interprofessional healthcare. England. Open University Press.

Steen,M. (Ed). 2012. Supporting women to give birth at home : a practical guide for midwives. London: Routledge & Taylor and Francis.

Taylor, B.J., 2006. Reflective practice: a guide for nurses and midwives. 2nd Ed., Maidenhead. Open University Press.

This list was last updated on 26/09/2018