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Up for grabs: Issue 4 2014

7 October, 2014

Up for grabs: Issue 4 2014

Here’s a great chance to get your hands on some great giveaways with our free prize draws

WIN one of three copies of The midwife’s tale

Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap spent several years interviewing dozens of mothers and retired midwives about their experiences of childbirth before the NHS. The result was The midwife’s tale, an oral history of midwifery from the 1910s to the 1950s.

The authors explore the very real poverty of the time; how women coped with rearing large families; and the lack of knowledge of contraception and abortion. Gripping accounts of women’s experiences are set against an informative background of events in the midwifery profession, particularly the transition from unqualified ‘handywoman’ to professional midwife in the 1930s.

WIN a complete collection  of NBC products

The Natural Birthing Company’s (NBC) midwife-developed line of skin treatments lends new mothers a helping hand  with its safe and naturally-based skincare systems, created specifically to solve the unique skin challenges faced by women during pregnancy, postpartum  and breastfeeding.

Based on the latest research and clinical evidence, coupled with the expertise of leaders in holistic midwifery care, these innovative targeted products deliver both practical solutions and nurturing care at home – helping to restore optimum skin health, while relieving anxieties and keeping women feeling in comfort and empowered.

Products in the collection include ‘Down below’ perineal massage oil, ‘Cool it Mama’ body spritz, ‘Blissful tincture’, and ‘Bosom buddies’ breastfeeding survival kit with ‘Ooh!’, ‘Aah!’ and ‘Ouch’ oils to use on the organic cotton flannels.

WIN one of two copies of Venepuncture  and cannulation: a practical guide

Venepuncture and cannulation: a practical guide offers an easy-to-read, comprehensive account of the practical procedures of venepuncture and intravenous cannulation. It provides the underlying theory and underpinning knowledge required, as  well as a step-by-step approach that will enable healthcare practitioners to carry out these procedures safely, efficiently and  with confidence.

This book is intended as a supplementary resource for those involved in practising or teaching these procedures, for healthcare professionals wishing to update their knowledge, and for novice practitioners learning these skills for the first time.

Each chapter contains intended learning outcomes and points for practice. Some chapters also include helpful illustrations and practical activities, and the book ends with two self-assessment checklists.

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How to enter

► To enter these competitions, email your name, address, telephone and membership number, clearly stating which competition you are entering to: hollie@midwives.co.uk

► The closing date is 20 August. Winners are drawn at random. Only one entry per household will be accepted. The editor’s decision is final.


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