Section I: Reproduction: Fetal and Placental Development 1. Reproductive Anatomy, Physiology, and the Menstrual Cycle 2. Genetics 3. Fetal and Placental Development and Functioning Section II: Normal Pregnancy 4. Ethnocultural Considerations in the Childbearing Period 5. Physiology of Pregnancy 6. Psychology of Pregnancy Section III: Maternal-Fetal Well-being 7. Age-Related Concerns 8. Antepartum Fetal Assessment 9. Environmental Hazards Section IV: Intrapartum Period 10. Essential Forces and Factors in Labor 11. Normal Childbirth 12. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment Section V: Postpartum Period 13. Physical and Psychologic Changes 14. Breastfeeding 15. Contraception Section VI: The Newborn 16. Transitional Care of the Newborn 17. The Newborn at Risk Section VII: Complications of Childbearing 18. Intimate Partner Violence 19. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 20. Maternal Infections 21. Hemorrhagic Disorders 22. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 23. Trauma in Pregnancy 24. Surgery in Pregnancy 25. Substance Abuse in Pregnancy 26. Other Medical Complications 27. Labor and Delivery at Risk 28. Postpartum Complications Section VIII: Ethics and Issues 29. Ethics
"Published with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, this volume brings together nurses from the US who detail the essentials of care for every stage of pregnancy and childbirth, for practicing nurses preparing for certification exams in maternal-newborn nursing or as a resource for graduate students. Mattson (nursing and healthcare innovation, Arizona State U.) and Smith (nursing, California State U.-Long Beach) present 29 chapters on reproduction, fetal development, normal pregnancy, the intrapartum and postpartum periods, the normal newborn, complications in the mother and newborn, and ethical and legal issues, in an outline format. This edition emphasizes assessment/clinical practice and interventions and has new National Institute of Child Health & Human Development terms for electronic fetal monitoring, as well as patient safety and risk management strategies and information on the latest assessment and monitoring devices. Nursing diagnoses as a basis for interventions have been deleted."
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