Varney's Midwifery

Varney's Midwifery

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The gold standard for midwives and students is back with Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition. New to this edition are chapters describing the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor. Interwoven throughout is information on primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care.With chapters written by a variety of expert midwives and an increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology, this new edition assists students and clinicians in understanding not only what to do but why. Updated to reflect evidence-based care, this edition also discusses the pathophysiology of various conditions in the context of normal changes in the reproductive cycle. Also included are numerous new anatomical and clinical illustrations.In this edition, the skills chapters have been significantly revised and reformatted into relevant chapter appendices to help students, new midwives, and international readers learn essential skills in sequential steps. These critical midwifery skills include performing a pelvic examination, hand maneuvers for birth, delivery of a fetus in breech presentation, and current evidence-based steps for managing a postpartum hemorrhage.New Chapters Include:* Professional Midwifery Today* Mental Health Conditions* Breast Conditions* Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System* Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy and Fetal Development* Genetics* Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy: Placental, Fetal, and Maternal Adaptations* Support for Women in Labor* Anatomy and Physiology of Postpartum* Anatomy and Physiology of the NewbornTopic Air travel Breastfeeding Caffeine Car seats Circumcision Employment during pregnancy Environmental exposures Exercise Hair treatments Hot tubs and saunas Lead ... Maternity leave benefits are usually a combination of short- term disability, sick leave, vacation, and unpaid leave. ... Parents are eligible if they have worked for an employer 12 months in a facility with at least 50 employees.

Title:Varney's Midwifery
Author:Tekoa L. King, Yale University School of Nursing - Nurse Midwifery Program New Haven Connecticut Helen Varney, University of California at San Francisco Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Tekoa King, Mary C. Brucker, Jan M. Kriebs, Jenifer Fahey
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2013-10-01


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