A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth / Edition 2

A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth / Edition 2

by Murray W. Enkin, Marc J. Keirse, Mary Renfrew
     
 


A great deal is now known about the effects of care given and received during pregnancy and childbirth. In order to best understand and utilize this information, pregnant women and all those involved in caring for them need an accessible, comprehensive reference to explain the methods and importance of proper care. A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy andSee more details below

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A great deal is now known about the effects of care given and received during pregnancy and childbirth. In order to best understand and utilize this information, pregnant women and all those involved in caring for them need an accessible, comprehensive reference to explain the methods and importance of proper care. A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Second Edition fills that need. The first edition was published to huge critical acclaim and immediately became established as the 'bible' for all members of the perinatal care team because its conclusions were based on sound evidence. In the five years since the first edition of this best-selling guidebook was published, new research has been conducted on the effects of care during pregnancy and childbirth. The results of these important studies have been incorporated into this fully updated second edition.
The book systematically reviews more than 7,000 of the best clinical research studies and classifies all the elements of care as effective, promising, not proven either way, or not worth using. It covers basic care, diet, screening tests, complications during pregnancy and childbirth, care after childbirth and much more. All of the information is presented in an easily readable form, making it the standard practical guide for expectant parents and all those involved in the care of childbearing women.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192623249
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Murray W. Enkin is Professor of Obstetrics at McMaster University, Canada. Mar J. N. C. Keirse is professor of Obstetrics at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. james Neilson is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Liverpool University. Mary Renfre is a Midwife Researcher at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, the Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Table of Contents

1Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth3
2Evaluating care in pregnancy and childbirth5
3Social, financial, and psychological support during pregnancy and childbirth12
4Antenatal classes17
5Life-style during pregnancy21
6Dietary modification in pregnancy26
7Formal risk scoring37
8Imaging ultrasound in pregnancy40
9Screening for congenital anomalies45
10Screening for pre-eclampsia52
11Gestational diabetes57
12Assessment of fetal growth, size, and well-being60
13Unpleasant symptoms in pregnancy75
14Prevention of miscarriage84
15Hypertension in pregnancy90
16Fetal compromise100
17Multiple pregnancy105
18Rhesus isoimmunization109
19Infection in pregnancy114
20Diabetes in pregnancy126
21Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy134
22Suspected fetopelvic disproportion and abnormal lie140
23Prelabour rupture of the membranes148
24Preterm labour161
25Promoting pulmonary maturity173
26Post-term pregnancy179
27Fetal death183
28Social and professional support in childbirth191
29Hospital practices197
30Care of the fetus during labour207
31Monitoring the progress of labour220
32The second stage of labour226
33The third stage of labour236
34Control of pain in labour247
35Prolonged labour262
36Repair of perineal trauma269
37Preterm birth273
38Labour and delivery after previous caesarean section284
39Preparing for induction of labour297
40Methods of inducing labour304
41Instrumental vaginal delivery314
42Caesarean section318
43Prophylactic antibiotics with caesarean section322
44Immediate care of the newborn infant331
45Care of the new mother and baby340
46Breastfeeding349
47Perineal pain and discomfort364
48Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding371
49Loss and grief in the perinatal period376
50Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth: a synopsis389
Table 1 Beneficial forms of care391
Table 2 Forms of care likely to be beneficial394
Table 3 Forms of care with a trade-off between beneficial and adverse effects400
Table 4 Forms of care of unknown effectiveness402
Table 5 Forms of care unlikely to be beneficial406
Table 6 Forms of care likely to be ineffective or harmful410
Index413

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