A Midwife's Handbook


  • 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

A Midwife's Handbook is designed to provide practicing nurse midwives and obstetric nurses with quick access to important clinical information. It is a comprehensive reference that offers brief overviews of pregnancy, the intrapartum and postpartum periods, as well as gynecological and medical conditions that impact childbearing. Complications are described and a brief overview of medical management is included for giving women anticipatory guidance when they are referred for physician care. The midwifery management also incorporates complementary measures such as herbal remedies, reflexology, Chinese medicine and nutritional strategies.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8168-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Normal Pregnancy
Chapter 2: Complications of Pregnancy and their Management
Chapter 3: The Intrapartum Period and its Management
Chapter 4: The Puerperium
Chapter 5: The Newborn
Chapter 6: Infant Feeding
Chapter 7: Medical and Surgical Conditions and Considerations for Pregnancy
Chapter 8: Gynecologic Conditions and their Impact on Pregnancy and Contraception
Chapter 9: Contraception
Chapter 10: Menopause
Chapter 11: Complementary Measures