The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103872, 9780702039850

The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions

1st Edition

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Authors: Linda Wylie Linda Wylie Helen Bryce
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103872
eBook ISBN: 9780702039850
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 21st April 2008

Table of Contents

1. Caring for the Woman With a Medical Condition — The Midwife’s Role

2. Hypertension in Pregnancy and Childbirth

3. Cardiac Conditions Relating to Pregnancy and Childbirth

4. Thromboembolic Disease and the Childbearing Process

5. Anaemia in Pregnancy and Childbirth

6. Asthma in Pregnancy and Childbirth

7. Urinary Tract Infections and Renal Failure During Childbirth

8. Epilepsy and Other Neurological Diseases in Pregnancy and Childbirth

9. Diabetes in Pregnancy and Childbirth

10. The Thyroid Gland in Pregnancy and Childbirth

11. Eating Disorders and the Childbearing Process

12. The Liver and Bowel in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Description

The only book of its kind, this essential reference offers quick access to information on the effects medical conditions can have on pregnancy and childbirth. Coverage includes a brief overview of normal anatomy and physiology with concise, practical guidelines for managing disorders commonly seen in women of childbearing age. From mild diseases such as asthma to serious conditions such as heart lesions, this indispensable guide will help you manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to a specialist.

Key Features

  • Offers complete coverage of normal pathophysiology in both the general population and in the context of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Provides comprehensive midwifery management guidelines.
  • Outlines potential consequences of disease-related complications for the fetus or neonate.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702039850
Paperback ISBN:
9780443103872

About the Authors

Linda Wylie Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Linda Wylie Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Helen Bryce Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Lecturer, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland, UK