Maternity and Women

Maternity and Women's Health Care

With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women's health nursing, Maternity & Women's Health Care, 10th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age. It's the #1 maternity book in the market -- and now respected authors Dr. Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Dr, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn R. Alden have improved readability and provided a more focused approach! Not only does this text emphasize childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, it addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems. In describing the continuum of care, it integrates the importance of understanding family, culture, and community-based care. New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Hardbound, 1024 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07429-2


  • Unit One: Introduction to Maternity & Women's Health Care
    1. 21st Century Maternity and Women's Health Nursing
    2. Community Care: The Family and Culture
    3. Clinical Genetics NEW FOCUS!

    Unit Two: Women's Health
    4. Assessment and Health Promotion
    5. Violence Against Women
    6. Reproductive System Concerns
    7. Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections
    8. Contraception and Abortion
    9. Infertility
    10. Problems of the Breast
    11. Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System

    Unit Three: Pregnancy
    12. Conception and Fetal Development
    13. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
    14. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
    15. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy
    Unit Four: Childbirth
    16. Labor and Birth Processes
    17. Pain Management
    18. Fetal Assessment During Labor
    19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth

    Unit Five: Postpartum
    20. Postpartum Physiology
    21. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period
    22. Transition to Parenthood

    Unit Six: The Newborn
    23. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn
    24. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
    25. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

    Unit Seven: Complications of Pregnancy
    26. Assessment for Risk Factors in Pregnancy
    27. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
    28. Antepartum Hemorrhagic Disorders
    29. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in Pregnancy
    30. Medical-Surgical Problems in Pregnancy
    31. Obstetric Critical Care
    32. Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
    33. Labor and Birth Complications
    34. Postpartum Complications

    Unit Eight: Newborn Complications
    35. Acquired Problems of the Newborn
    36. Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies
    37. Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn
    38. Perinatal Loss and Grief



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