A Midwife's Handbook, 1st Edition
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- Provides nurse midwives quick access to important clinical information that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises.
- Consistent presentation in each chapter begins with a brief definition of the problem, diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and concludes with a decision-making tree to assist in the decision making process.
- Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout to provide the practitioner with important information such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician.
- UNIQUE! Integrates alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with complete care alternatives.
Chapter 1: Normal PregnancyChapter 2: Complications of Pregnancy and their ManagementChapter 3: The Intrapartum Period and its ManagementChapter 4: The PuerperiumChapter 5: The Newborn Chapter 6: Infant FeedingChapter 7: Medical and Surgical Conditions and Considerations for PregnancyChapter 8: Gynecologic Conditions and their Impact on Pregnancy and ContraceptionChapter 9: ContraceptionChapter 10: Menopause Chapter 11: Complementary MeasuresAppendix
Constance Sinclair, CNM, MSN, Nurse-Midwife, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; Preceptor, Nurse-Midwifery Program, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA; Formerly, Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, Nurse Midwifery Program, Philadelphia, PA