The new edition of this popular paperback continues to offer student midwives with a wealth of information about the key medical conditions seen during pregnancy and childbirth Each disorder which has been selected because of its commonality or potential seriousness to health is accompanied by a clear description of the associated anatomy and physiology thereby affording the reader with a clear understanding of the presenting complaint Containing almostcarefully reproduced line diagrams and an abundance of tables and pull out boxes, this friendly, accessible volume explores the epidemiology of each disease, and its impact on maternal and child health Relevant physiological changes in pregnancy are also provided, together with a clear discussion of associated pathophysiology Throughout the book, prenatal, intra partum and postnatal management advice is given, with particular emphasis given to the care of the acutely ill patient and medical emergencies The Midwives Guide to Key Medical Conditions is designed to help practitioners 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 another member of the healthcare team The volume will ideal for all midwives, whether qualified or in training Written by well known authorities in the field to ensure that the information is perfectly tailored to the midwifery student Accessible writing style and clear artwork program helps make learning easy Recaps on the underlying anatomy and physiology for the relevant body system Explains the normal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy Summarises the relative risk of the specific disorder in the context of overall maternal mortality Explains the pathophysiology of a given condition, with emphasis on its impact on pregnancy Explores the relevant management the neonate and the likely impact of the medical disorder on future pregnancies Places particular emphasis on the management of critical illness and medical emergencies Risk management and the use of pathways of care Management of obesity Sepsis and infectious diseases Additional pre existing chronic disorders


8 thoughts on “The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions: Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2e

  1. donald webb donald webb says:

    I bought this book for my Fiance who is doing her midwifery masters degree She finds it very useful and well writtten it was despatched promptly and was packaged very well Its hard to write a second hand review of a book, other than to say that it is exactly as was expected and there were absolutely no problems with the purchase or transaction.


  2. Mrs. Ca Chukwu-Chen Mrs. Ca Chukwu-Chen says:

    Easy to understand A must for a senior midwifery student and newly qualified midwives.


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  5. VWBeetleGirl VWBeetleGirl says:

    Using it all the time in my degree Love it.


  6. Angel8782 Angel8782 says:

    Great book So easy to understand.


  7. Mrs N S Parsons Mrs N S Parsons says:

    Item as described, would highly recommend seller.


  8. Ms K J McCambridge Ms K J McCambridge says:

    I think there are some problems with this book I personally feel it isn t as accessible as I would like As a direct entry midwife I have reasonable knowledge of medical term but found myself repeatedly having to google terminology For example Eosinophils are easy to identify because of the dark red granules and bilobed nucleus with no futher explanation as to what a bilobed nucleus is With occasional grammatical errors, such as missing commas, it does make for a rather difficult read However it is useful to have a consise guide to many of the medical conditions that I have come across in midwifery but were not covered in great detail during my training.