Maternity Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card) book cover

Maternity Nursing - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; A streamlined approach covers the fundamentals of maternity nursing! Maternity Nursing, 8th Edition focuses on the care of women during the childbearing years. Designed to meet the needs of today’s students, the book offers a clear, readable style and a concise, focused presentation. It integrates an understanding of family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, and coverage of community-based care emphasizes nursing care in many different settings. Not only does Maternity Nursing focus on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, but it also addresses wellness promotion and the management of common women’s health problems. The Evolve companion website includes useful study tools, including medical animations, video clips, a care plan builder, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions.


Published: February 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09496-2


  • 1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Family and Community Focused

    Unit One: Reproductive Years

    2. Assessment and Health Promotion

    3. Common Concerns

    4. Contraception, Abortion, and Infertility

    Unit Two: Pregnancy

    5. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development

    6. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy

    7. Nursing Care of the Family during Pregnancy

    8. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition

    Unit Three: Childbirth

    9. Labor and Birth Processes

    10. Management of Discomfort

    11. Fetal Assessment during Labor

    12. Nursing Care of the Family during Labor and Birth

    Unit Four: Postpartum Period

    13. Maternal Physiologic Changes

    14. Nursing Care of the Family during the Fourth Trimester

    15. Transition to Parenthood

    Unit Five: The Newborn

    16. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations

    17. Assessment and Care of the Newborn and Family

    18. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

    Unit Six: Complications of Childbearing

    19. Assessment of High Risk Pregnancy

    20. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions

    21. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions

    22. Labor and Birth at Risk

    23. Postpartum Complications

    24. The Newborn at Risk



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