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Overview

The world's most popular midwifery textbook presents practical and comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology as well as the important topical issues of midwifery practice. The expert editors have added an impressive team of contributors, literature reviews, and references for further reading. New issues covered include: risk management, complementary therapies, research and independent practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780443055867
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1031
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements

SECTION 1  MIDWIFERY
The midwife
The midwife's client
Community midwifery
International midwifery
Ethics in midwifery
Research in midwifery
Risk management in midwifery
Quality assurance in maternity care
The regulation of midwifery

SECTION 2  PREGNANCY
Preparing for Pregnancy
Change and adaptation in pregnancy
Preparing for parenthood:daily life in pregnancy
Antenatal care
Abnormalities of early pregnancy
Problems of pregnancy
Common medical disorders associated with pregnancy
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Sexually transmissible and reproductive Tract infection in pregnancy
Multiple pregnancy
Specialised antenatal investigations

SECTION 3  LABOUR
The first stage of labour: physiology and early care
Management of the first stage of labour
Pain relief and comfort in labour
Physiology and management of the second stage of labour
Physiology and management of the third stage of labour
Prolonged pregnancy and disorders of uterine action
Malpositions of the occiput and malpresentations
Obstetric anaesthesia and operations
Midwifery and obstetric emergencies

SECTION 4  PUERPERIUM
Physiology, complications and management of the puerperium
The postnatal emotional and psychological response
Family planning
Bereavement and loss in maternity care

SECTION 5  THE NEWBORN BABY
The baby at birth
The normal baby
Feeding
The healthy low birthweight baby
Recognising the ill baby
Respiratory problems
Trauma during birth, haemorrhage and convulsions
Congenital abnormalities
Jaundice and infection
Metabolic and endocrine disorders and drug withdrawal

SECTION 6  MISCELLANEOUS
Complementary therapies in midwifery
Special exercises for pregnancy, labour and the puerperium
Community health and social services
Organisation of health care in the United Kingdom
Vital statistics

SECTION 7  BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The reproductive organs
Hormonal cycles: fertilisation and early development
The placenta
The fetus
The female urinary tract

Index

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