Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives book cover

Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

with Pageburst online access

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051845.

Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives 3rd edition builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. A comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery.


Published: June 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5184-5


  • List of abbreviations

    1. Introduction to Physiology

    2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems

    3. Endocrinology

    4. Reproductive Cycles

    5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour

    6. Fertilisation

    7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

    8. The Placenta

    9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth

    10. Overview of Immunology

    11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy

    12. Maternal Nutrition and Health

    13. Physiology of Parturition

    14. The Puerperium

    15. The Transition to Neonatal Life

    16. Lactation and Infant Nutrition




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