Key Features

  • Provides nurse midwives quick access to important clinical information that is detailed, generally has not been memorized, or that discusses issues which are encountered infrequently enough that a quick review of the details is helpful when the situation arises.
  • Consistent presentation in each chapter begins with a brief definition of the problem, diagnostic tests and labs, differential diagnosis where appropriate, and concludes with a decision-making tree to assist in the decision making process.
  • Nurse-midwifery management guidelines are included throughout to provide the practitioner with important information such as when to manage independently or when to consult with the physician.
  • UNIQUE! Integrates alternative and complementary therapies along with key medical information specific to midwifery practice to provide practitioners with complete care alternatives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Normal Pregnancy
Chapter 2: Complications of Pregnancy and their Management
Chapter 3: The Intrapartum Period and its Management
Chapter 4: The Puerperium
Chapter 5: The Newborn
Chapter 6: Infant Feeding
Chapter 7: Medical and Surgical Conditions and Considerations for Pregnancy
Chapter 8: Gynecologic Conditions and their Impact on Pregnancy and Contraception
Chapter 9: Contraception
Chapter 10: Menopause
Chapter 11: Complementary Measures



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About the author

Constance Sinclair

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse-Midwife, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center; Preceptor, Nurse-Midwifery Program, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA; Formerly, Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, Nurse Midwifery Program, Philadelphia, PA