Essential Anatomy & Physiology in Maternity Care


  • Linda Wylie, BA, MN, RGN, RM, RMT, Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Paisley, Scotland, UK

Anatomy and physiology presented in a clear and accessible manner for the midwifery student. Well illustrated with numerous line diagrams, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY IN MATERNITY CARE takes a system-approach to the physiological changes that occur throughout the childbearing year. Varied case studies reflecting the latest research findings ensure that theory is firmly rooted in midwifery practice. This is an excellent first textbook for those students needing to understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and childbirth.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10041-3

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowlegements; Part 1 - The human body through the childbearing year; Cells and tissues; The nervous system; The endocrine System; The special senses; The integumentary system; The cardiovascular system; The lymphatic system; The respiratory system; The musculoskeletal system; The digestive system; The renal system; Part 2 - Reproduction; The male reproductive system; The female reproductive system; Fertilisation, the embryo and the fetus; The pregnant uterus; The placenta, cord and fetal membranes; The fetus; The female pelvis; The female breast; Glossary