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Complex Social Issues and the Perinatal Woman

Editors: Abbott, Laura (Ed.)

  • Discusses the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of perinatal woman
  • Explores and explains theories behind social, physical and psycho-social health issues
  • Includes a series of activities to help readers assess their own practices when caring for women with issues related to pregnancy and the post-natal period
  • Elaborates on comparative learning in complex perinatal social issues
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About this book

Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, this book demonstrates the best quality care for pregnant women and new mothers who may have complex social needs. It is the first book to bring together a blend of health care professionals, service users and charity workers with expertise in caring for and supporting perinatal women with complex social issues that affect their health and the type of care they require. Meeting the needs of these women is essential to attaining excellence in 21st century care provision.

The book provides these women a voice by highlighting their experiences; these are in turn combined with recommendations from specialists in the field, offering a unique mix of compassion and evidence-based guidance. From substance abuse, domestic violence and HIV, to same-sex parenting, female genital mutilation, homelessness and women in prison, it addresses a range of social issues and provides essential information on how they can best be met.

This book will benefit all health and social care professionals working in women’s health, while also providing a valuable reference guide for maternity departments.

About the authors

Laura Abbott is a Senior lecturer in Midwifery at The University of Hertfordshire, UK. Prior to lecturing, Laura trained as a nurse and midwife and has 25 years’ experience as a health care professional, including working as an Independent Midwife and Supervisor of Midwives. She leads the complex social issues in maternity and perinatal mental health modules at Masters level and teaches on a number of undergraduate midwifery courses at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Laura is undertaking a professional doctorate researching the experiences of the pregnant woman in prison. She has completed her data collection which includes semi structured interviews with women, staff and extensive field work in 3 female English prisons. She has trained as a “Birth Companion” and supports pregnant women in prison as a volunteer, visiting women in the antenatal period, attending their births and visiting women post-natally.  In 2014, Laura was awarded funding and the prestigious Jean Davies award from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and The Royal College of Midwives for her work in addressing inequalities for women and their babies.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-58085-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. 41,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-58084-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Social Issues and the Perinatal Woman
Editors
  • Laura Abbott
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-58085-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-58084-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
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