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Essential Anatomy & Physiology in Maternity Care, 2nd Edition


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Anatomy and physiology presented in a clear and accessible manner for the midwifery student. Well illustrated with numerous line diagrams, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY IN MATERNITY CARE takes a system-approach to the physiological changes that occur throughout the childbearing year. Varied case studies reflecting the latest research findings ensure that theory is firmly rooted in midwifery practice. This is an excellent first textbook for those students needing to understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and childbirth.

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New to This Edition

    • Updated references
    • New case studies reflecting latest research findings

Key Features

    • An introductory text covering anatomy and physiology relevant to midwifery students
    • Simple, accessible language ensures complete understanding of complex theory
    • Case studies relate anatomy and physiology to midwifery practice
    • Covers physiological changes throughout the childbearing year

Published Reviews

    "This book will provide the student midwife with a valuable resource for demystifying biological concepts and recognizing their relevance to midwifery practice. It will provide a firm foundation on which to build as they progress through the midwifery programme." Marion Simpson Med RM RGN, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Huddersfield

Author Information

    By Linda Wylie, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care, University of Paisley, Scotland, UK

Customer Reviews

Essential Anatomy & Physiology in Maternity Care, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 256 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10041-3
  • Copyright: 2005