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Anti-D in Midwifery
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Anti-D in Midwifery, 2nd EditionPanacea or Paradox?

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Anti-D in Midwifery, 2nd EditionPanacea or Paradox?
Author By Sara Wickham, RM, MA, BA(Hons), PGCE(A), Independent Midwifery Lecturer and Consultant

Format Paperback
ISBN 9780750652322
Copyright Year 2001
Length 165 Pages

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?

Imprint: Books for Midwives
Format Type: Paperback

Published Review: "A well researched and thought provoking theory, which must make every midwife ensure that their practice is based on evidence and not just tradition"Contemporary Nurse, Volume 10 Issue 1 2, March 2001




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