Barnsley Hospital is celebrating World Book Day by encouraging people to attend a meet the author event with Sarah Stables, editor of ‘Oxford Handbook of Midwifery’ Third Edition.

Taking place on Thursday 2 March, the afternoon is an open invitation for students of midwifery, current midwives and those who are interested in publishing their work in similar books / journals.

A question and answer session will also take place to gain a further understanding of the book and of the practice of midwifery.

The book – due in paper format in March – is now available as an e-book and describes itself as “The essential one-stop guide to the key principles of the care and management of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Concise yet comprehensive, with its recognisable and easy-to-use Oxford Handbook format, midwives will find this a treasure trove of clear, practical guidance. Whether you are a student needing a helping hand through the subject, or an experienced practitioner needing to refresh your knowledge in an emergency, you can be sure that this handbook will be there for you. 

“Written by experienced midwives, and following the latest guidelines and key care protocols, this is handbook is up-to-date and authoritative, with sections on sexual health, contraception, neonatal care and infant feeding.”

About the Author
Sarah Stables has been a practicing midwife since 2004 and for the last two years she has also been a Supervisor of Midwives. During her time as a rotational clinical midwife, the main focus of her interest and enjoyment from midwifery has been to give care to women in labour. In 2011 she became the lead midwife of the award winning antenatal ward at Barnsley Hospital. Later in 2014 Sarah joined the midwifery team at Sheffield Hallam University and has become a senior lecturer in midwifery. She continues to have the privilege of working clinically within the Barnsley Birthing Centre in which women continually amaze her with their strength and courage. In 2015 Sarah won the Royal College of Midwives award for innovation with the development of Wardbook which continues to evolve and develop with her role as a lecturer. She has a special interest in social media and its positive uses within healthcare.

Key Details:
Where? Library and Resource Centre, Eduction Centre, Barnsley Hospital, S75 2EP.
When? Thursday 2 March (1pm – 2pm)