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From The CriticsReviewer: Robin Webb Corbett, PhD, RN C(East Carolina University)
Description: This is a concise and succinct review of preexisting medical disorders in pregnant women for nurse midwives.
Purpose: The purpose is to briefly review preexisting medical conditions in pregnant women. This book provides a concise and pertinent resource for clinical nurse midwives.
Audience: Nurse midwives and nurse midwifery students are the intended audience. The authors are nurse midwives, obstetricians, and physicians who demonstrate the team approach to clinical care of the pregnant woman.
Features: The book is innovative in the way it covers preexisting medical conditions in relation to nonpregnancy, preconception, pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Of great value is the inclusion of psychiatric disorders and addictions, areas frequently overlooked in obstetrical and nurse midwifery books. Shortcomings include the brevity of the information, but this allows coverage of each condition on two pages for ease of use in the clinical environment.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for use in the clinical arena by nurse midwives, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners caring for women with preexisting medical problems. As women are delaying childbearing, more women present with varied medical conditions in concert with the pregnancy. This book fills a void for this information.