Anti-D in Midwifery: Panacea or Paradox? / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
Over the last 30 years, Anti-D, or Rhogam as it is known in the USA, has become accepted as being routinely advisable for rhesus negative women. Yet the question remains that - if women's bodies are designed to give birth without intervention for the majority of the time - why is this necessary? This book explores the paradox between physiological birth and the routine 'need' for anti-D and highlights some interesting evidence which may throw light on this paradox. Are women's bodies really fallible, or could some women's need for anti-D be caused by medical intervention in childbirth? Do women being offered anti-D know that this is a blood product which may carry attendent risks? What information do women need in order to decide whether or not they will have anti-D?
* Are women's bodies really fallible, or could some women's need for anti-D be caused by medical intervention in childbirth?
* Do women being offered anti-D know that this is a blood product which may carry attendant risks?
* What information do women need in order to decide whether of not they will have anti-D?
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
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Table of Contents
Introduction and background; Initial research; Subsequent research; The question of antenatal anti-D; The search for midwifery evidence; Philosophy and the question of iatrogenesis; Clinical and immunological factors; Placental physiology and the third stage; Positive intercessions; Supporting women making decisions; Midwifery and medical paradigms; Moving midwifery knowledge forward; Glossary; Bibliography; Index