Key Features

    • Chronological organization of content follows a sequence from family issues, fetal development, pregnancy, labor, birth, and care of the newborn, to postpartum issues with special social, familial, and cultural considerations.
    • Organization of concepts in each chapter by simple to complex and from health to illness makes it easier to locate and understand the material.
    • Complete, concise coverage includes a table of physiologic and psychosocial changes throughout the pregnancy, unique content on CPR for the pregnant patient and infectious diseases acquired during pregnancy, a pictorial story of a vaginal birth, cultural considerations of pregnancy and maternal care, and nursing responses to loss, death, and grief.
    • UNIQUE! A FREE Study Guide in the back of the book reinforces understanding with multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, scenario-based clinical situation questions, and online activities.
    • Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help in understanding how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply your knowledge to clinical scenarios.
    • Health Promotion boxes and content focus on family-centered care, health promotion, illness prevention, and women's health issues.
    • Clinical Pathways use an interdisciplinary, collaborative-care approach in tracking interventions along a timeline from assessment to discharge and follow up.
    • Online resources for further research and study are included at the end of each chapter.
    • UNIQUE! LPN Threads

    Table of Contents

    Unit One: Social and Family Dynamics

    1. Contemporary Maternity Care, Family, and Cultural Considerations

    2. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

    Unit Two: Development of the Fetus

    3. Fetal Development

    Unit Three: Pregnancy

    4. Physiologic and Psychologic Changes During Pregnancy

    5. Health Care and Fetal Assessment During Pregnancy

    Unit Four: Labor and Birth

    6. Process of Normal Labor

    7. Nursing Care During Labor

    8 . Management of Pain During Labor

    Unit Five: The Newborn

    9. Physiologic Adaptation of the Newborn and Nursing Assessment

    10. Nursing Care of the Newborn

    11. Newborn Feeding

    Unit Six: Postpartum Assessment

    12. Postpartum Assessment and Nursing Care

    Unit Seven: Complications of Childbearing

    13. Health Problems Complicating Pregnancy

    14. Complications of Labor and Birth

    15. The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Associated with Gestational Age and Development

    16. The Newborn at Risk: Acquired and Congenital Conditions

    17. Postpartum Complications

    Unit Eight: Community-Based Care

    18. The Pregnant Adolescent and Nursing Care in the Community

    Unit Nine: Other Reproductive Issues

    19. Family Planning and Infertility

    20. Women's Health Issues

    21. Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    Appendix A: The Joint Commission's Lists of Dangerous Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

    Appendix B: Commonly Used Abbreviations in Maternal and Pediatric Nursing

    Appendix C: Common Spanish Phrases for Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

    Appendix D: Multilingual Glossary of Symptoms

    Appendix E: Conversion Tables

    Appendix F: Selected Maternal and Newborn Laboratory


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