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Survival Guide to Midwifery

Perfect for practice placement, this handy Survival Guide gives you the clinical information you need at your fingertips.

  • Pocket-sized guide to midwifery
  • High-level summary of the clinical content needed for practice
  • Concise, bullet-point style for quick reference
  • Section on anatomy
  • Great revision aid!

All students of midwifery as well as practising midwives who will use this as an 'aide-memoire'.


Published: June 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4706-0


  • Section 1: Anatomy and Reproduction

    1. The Female Pelvis and the Reproductive Organs

    2. The Female Urinary Tract

    3. Hormonal Cycles: Fertilisation and Early Development

    4. The Placenta

    5. The Fetus

    Section 2: Pregnancy

    6. Preparing for Pregnancy

    7. Change and Adaptation in Pregnancy

    8. Common Disorders and Useful Exercises

    9. Antenatal Care

    10. Specialised Fetal Investigations

    11. Abnormalities of Early Pregnancy

    12. Problems of Pregnancy

    13. Common Medical Disorders Associated with Pregnancy

    14. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

    15. Sexually Transmissible and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy

    16. Multiple Pregnancy

    Section 3: Labour

    17. The First Stage of Labour

    18. The Second Stage of Labour

    19. The Third Stage of Labour

    20. Prolonged Pregnancy and Disorders of Uterine Action

    21. Malpositions of the Occiput and Malpresentations

    22. Operative Deliveries

    23. Obstetric Emergencies

    Section 4: Puerperium

    24. Physiology and Care in the Puerperium

    25. Physical Problems and Complications in the Puerperium

    26. The Psychology and Psychopathology of Childbearing

    Section 5: The Newborn Baby

    27. The Baby at Birth

    28. The Normal Baby

    29. Feeding

    30. The Healthy Low Birthweight Baby

    31. Recognising the Ill Baby

    32. Respiratory Problems

    33. Trauma during Birth, Haemorrhage and Convulsions

    34. Congenital Abnormalities

    35. Jaundice and Infection

    36. Metabolic Problems, Endocrine Disorders and Drug Withdrawal

    Section 6: Supporting Safe Practice

    37. Supervision of Midwives

    38. Complementary Medicine and Maternity Care

    Appendix I Drugs

    Appendix II Normal Values in Pregnancy

    Appendix III Glossary of Terms and Definitions


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