Maternity nursing : an introductory text / Gloria Leifer.

By: Leifer, Gloria
Contributor(s): Burroughs, Arlene. Maternity nursing
Material type: TextTextPublisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2005Edition: 9th editionDescription: xxiii, 453 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cmISBN: 0721604781; 9780721604787Subject(s): Maternity nursing | Maternal-Child NursingAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Maternity nursing.; Online version:: Maternity nursing.DDC classification: 618.20231 LOC classification: RG951 | .B87 2005
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Unit One Social and family dynamics:
1. Contemporary maternity care, family, and cultural considerations;
2. Reproductive anatomy and physiology
Unit Two Development of the fetus:
3. Fetal development
Unit Three Pregnancy:
4. Physiological and psychological changes during pregnancy;
5. Health care during pregnancy;
6. Assessment of fetal health
Unit Four Labour and birth:
7. Process of normal labor;
8. Nursing care during labor
Unit Five Newborn:
9. Physiological adaptation of the newborn to birth;
10. Nursing assessment of the newborn;
11. Nursing care of the newborn;
12. Nweborn feeding
Unit Six Postpartum period:
13. Postpartum assessment and nursing care
Unit Seven Complications of childbearing:
14. Health problems complicating pregnancy;
15. Complications of labor and birth;
16. Newborn at risk, conditions associated with gestational age and development;
17. Newborn at risk, acquired and congenital conditions;
18. Postpartum complications
Unit Eight Community-based care;
19. Nursing care in the community
Unit Nine Other reproductive issues:
20. Family planning and infertility;
21. Adolescent childbearing and parenting;
22. Women's health issues;
23. Complementary and alternative therapies

Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-375) and index.

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