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Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives 3rd edition builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. A comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery. Learning outcomes and key points facilitate study. Extensively illustrated with line diagrams for maximum clarity. Case studies and boxes illustrate application of principles to clinical practice . One continuous case study illustrates various aspects of anatomy and physiology at different stages of pregnancy. 'Application to Practice' contentelectronic access to text and illustrations . animation depicting foetal development in the womb . 'Good Practice Point' boxes provide more links to midwifery practice . illustrations reflect modern midwifery presentation, not just side-lying . accessible, woman-centred language
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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations1. Introduction to Physiology2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems3. Endocrinology4. Reproductive Cycles5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour6. Fertilisation7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders8. The Placenta9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth10. Overview of Immunology11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy12. Maternal Nutrition and Health 13. Physiology of Parturition14. The Puerperium15. The Transition to Neonatal Life16. Lactation and Infant NutritionGlossaryIndex

About the Author

Jane Coad BSc PhD PGCEA Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand Melvyn Dunstall BSc Msc PGCEA RM RGN Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC

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