The revised and updated Second Edition of Emergencies Around Childbirth continues to provide an easy-to access resource for practising midwives. It will enhance the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively in urgent or emergency situations that can occur in a hospital, at a birth centre or at home. It builds on feedback the authors received from practicing midwives on the First Edition, expanding the areas found to be especially useful and informative. Growing recognition of the importance of the psycho-social elements of care is addressed by an entirely new chapter on this topic. With contributions from highly experienced midwives, this handbook continues to provide key, up-to-date information on high-risk medical and obstetric situations, as well as relevant information on litigation and the conclusions of The Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths. It is essential reading for practising and trainee midwives, and those who teach them.