Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology

By

  • Susan Blackburn, PhD, RN, C, FAAN, Parent and Child Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Provide the best care possible with expert insight and clinically relevant coverage of the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience - prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal. Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective, 4th Edition gives you a solid foundation for assessment and therapeutic interventions, featuring an emphasis on the evolving interrelationships between mother, fetus, and neonate and adaptations of preterm and term infants to the extrauterine environment.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-1623-8


Table of Contents

UNIT I: REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESSES

1. Biologic Basis for Reproduction

2. Physiologic Basis for Reproduction

3. Prenatal Period and Placental Physiology

4. Parturition and Uterine Physiology

5. Postpartum Period and Lactation Physiology

6. Fetal Assessment

7. Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics during the Perinatal Period

UNIT II: ADAPTATIONS IN MAJOR BODY SYSTEMS IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE

8. Hematologic and Hemostatic Systems

9. Cardiovascular System

10. Respiratory System

11. Renal System and Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis

12. Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems and Perinatal Nutrition

13. Immune System and Host Defense Mechanisms

14. Integumentary System

15. Neuromuscular and Sensory Systems

UNIT III: ADAPTATIONS IN METABOLIC PROCESSES IN THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND NEONATE

16. Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein Metabolism

17. Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

18. Bilirubin Metabolism

19. Pituitary, Adrenal, and Thyroid Function

20. Thermoregulation