A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth / Edition 3

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A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth is a clearly wri tten review of the important research evidence pn the effects of the v arious care practices carried out during pregnancy, childbirth, and th e early days after birth. In addition to the details provided in the t ext, the book concludes with valuable tables that list the practices w hich are beneficial, those of unknown effectiveness, and thoses likely to be ineffective or harmful.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Synthesizes into a single handy volume the conclusions reached by larger publications for use by anyone involved in the care of childbearing women. The first edition was published in 1989; the 1995 second won the British Medical Association's Medical Book Competition for primary care. The third incorporates new findings resulting from continuing research and observation. It covers basic care, screening, pregnancy problems, childbirth, problems during childbirth, techniques of induction and operative delivery, and care after childbirth. References are to the larger works rather than to the primary literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192631732
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2000
  • Series: Oxford Medical Publications Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic Care
1. What do we mean by "effective care?"
2. Evaluating care in pregnancy and childbirth
3. Support for pregnant women
4. Antenatal education
5. Lifestyle in pregnancy
6. Dietary modification in pregnancy
7. Risk scoring
8. Imaging ultrasound in pregnancy
9. Screening for congenial anomalies
10. Screening for pre-eclampsia
11. Gestational diabetes
12. Assessment of fetal growth, size, and well-being
Pregnancy problems
13. Unpleasant symptoms in pregnancy
14. Miscarriage
15. Hypertension in pregnancy
16. Fetal compromise
17. Multiple pregnancy
18. Rhesus isoimmunization
19. Infection in pregnancy
20. Diabetes in pregnancy
21. Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy
22. Suspected fetopelvic disproportion and abnormal lie
23. Prelabor rupture of the membranes
24. Preterm labor
25. Promoting pulmonary maturity
26. Post-term pregnancy
27. Fetal death
28. Social and professional support in childbirth
29. Hospital practices
30. Care of the fetus during labor
31. Monitoring the progress of labor
32. The second stage of labor
33. The third stage of labor
Problems during childbirth
34. Control of pain in labor
35. Prolonged labor
36. Repair of perineal trauma
37. Preterm birth
38. Labor and birth after previous cesarean section
Techniques of induction and operative delivery
39. Preparing for induction of labor
40. Methods of inducing labor
41. Instrumental vaginal delivery
42. Cesarean section
43. Prophylactic antibiotics with cesarean section
Care after childbirth
44. Immediate care of the newborn infant
45. Mother and baby
46. Breastfeeding
47. Perineal pain and discomfort
48. Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding
49. Loss and grief in the perinatal period
50. Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth: a synopsis

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