Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Faculty Advisor, Nurse Midwifery/WHNP Programs, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University, Michigan
The updated edition of Prenatal and Postnatal Care offers a comprehensive text for the care of the woman during the childbearing year. The expert author team presents information needed to master foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psychology, culture, and structure of preconception, prenatal and postnatal care, and the management of common health problems in the childbearing year.
This edition has been revised throughout and contains 6 new chapters on the following topics: prenatal ultrasound, triage of the pregnant woman, assisting women to development confidence for physiologic birth, pregnancy after infertility, oral health, and issues around diversity and inclusion in prenatal and postnatal care. Additional highlights include new and updated content on pregnant women in the workplace, prenatal genetic testing, trauma-informed care, and transgender pregnancy care. The second edition also includes commonly used complementary therapies and offers more detailed information on shared decision-making and planning for birth.
Prenatal and Postnatal Care:Provides expanded faculty resources with case studies and test questions for each chapterOffers a comprehensive text that covers essential aspects of prenatal and postnatal care of the childbearing womanBuilds on the edition that won the Book of the Year award from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) in 2015.
This revised, authoritative text is an ideal resource for midwifery, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, and healthcare providers working with pregnant and postpartum women.
Synthesis of the latest research studies and evidence-based practice provides vital data on normal physiologic changes during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods; anatomic and functional development of the fetus; and developmental physiology of preterm and term neonates.
Pharmacology tables offer quick access to key pharmacology information and drug effects with clinical examples.
Coverage of pathophysiology and interventions for the pregnant woman, fetus, and newborn for selected abnormal events provides a solid understanding of physiologic adaptations and developmental physiology relating to major body systems and metabolic processes. Comprehensive tables, diagrams, and illustrations highlight important concepts and summarize key informationThoroughly updated content offers the very latest evidence-based information, contemporary research, and clinical developments related to maternal, fetal, and neonatal physiology.
New coverage on the late pre-term infant provides the most current practice guidelines to promote quality care.
Expanded discussions of reproductive processes reflect cutting-edge research and the clinical implications of physiologic and genetic effects brought to bear from both the female and the male.
Extensive and reliable web sources allow for further study or checking for updated information.
New NICHD standard definitions on fetal monitoring enable you to identify fetal heart rate patterns using standardized nomenclature.
Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most complex concepts.
Colored thumb tabs make it easy to find topics quickly.
What You Need to Know monographs on each card provide more detailed information and specific nursing implications.
Sturdy, spiral-bound cards offer durability as well as portability.
Unique! Color highlights emphasize four central topics:
Serious/Life-Threatening Implications in pink
Common Clinical Findings in blue
Important Nursing Implications in yellow
Patient Teaching in green