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Myles Textbook for Midwives: With Modern Concepts of Obstetric and Neonatal Care Paperback – 29 Jan 1999
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I've used the book for every assignment in my training and am sure I will continue to dip into the book when qualified. Its clearly written and easy to understand. Broken down into short sections with good headings. Useful diagrams.
There's 7 sections in the book and each section is split into different chapters, each written by a different author.
Section 1 - Midwifery.
Includes; The Midwife, Social Context of Motherhood,Ethics, Evidence based Practice. History and regulation.
Section 2 - Anatomy and Reproduction.
Chapters Include; pelvis, female urinary system, hormonal cycles, fertilisation, placenta, the fetus.
Section 3 - Pregnancy
Chapters Include; Adaptation to pregnancy, parent education, exercises, antenatal care, abnormalities, problems, medical disorders, multiple pregnancies, fetal investigation.
Section 4 - Labour.
Chapters inc; first stage, pain relief, 2nd stage, third stage, uterine action disorders, malposition, operative delivery, obstetric emergencies.
Section 5 - The Puerperium.
Chapters Inc; Physioology, Complications, Psychology, Family Planning, Bereavement.
Section 6 - Newborn Baby.
Chapters Inc; Normal Baby, feeding, low birthweight baby, the ill baby, respiratory problems, Trauma during birth, Abnormalities, Jaundice.
Section 7 - The Context Of Midwifery Practice.
Chapters inc; Pharmacology, complementary therapies, public health services, supervision of midwives, risk management, organisation of health services, international midwifery, vital statistics.
I found the layout very user friendly and there's a udeful colour palette full of photos in the middle.
You'll refer to it continually and it's well worth the money to have your own copy instead of having to borrow the library's copy.
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