The sixteenth edition of this seminal textbook, Myles Textbook for Midwives, has been extensively revised and restructured to ensure that it reflects current midwifery practice, with an increased focus on topics that are fundamental to midwifery practice today The book comes with Elsevier EVOLVE ancillaries an online learning package which consists ofself assessment questions and answers and a fully downloadable image bank Designed to enable midwifery practitioners to provide safe and competent care, which is tailored to the patient s individual needs Extensively illustrated to assist visual learning with additional pull out textboxes to highlight key information Streamlined chapters with similar themes and approach help consolidate learning Reflects all modern midwifery curricula by presenting a strong emphasis on evidenced based practice and the use of technology Overon line multiple choice questions to enable readers to test their knowledge Offers a full image bank of downloadable illustrations to assist with personal projects and or further learningReferences, Further Reading and Useful Websites promote further learningGlossary of Terms and Acronyms provide simple definitions ofcomplex terminologies Full colour illustrations now used throughout the book, in response to student feedback Contains many new chapters, some of which are authored by members of the multi professional team Up to date guidance on professional regulation, midwifery supervision, legal and ethical issues, risk management and clinical governance Recognition that midwives increasingly care for women with complex health needs, in a multicultural society Examination of the dilemmas involved in caring for women with a raised body mass index Chapter on optimising care of the perineum for women with perineal trauma, including those who have experienced female genital mutilation Guidance to support the trend for midwives to undertake the neonatal physical examination of the healthy term infant Additional coverage of basic neonatal resuscitation