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Physiology in Childbearing, 3rd Edition

with Anatomy and Related Biosciences


This ISBN is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044762.

The third edition of this popular textbook gives a clear, easy-to-read account of anatomy and physiology at all stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Each chapter covers normal physiology, changes to the physiology in pregnancy, and application to practice. The physiology of childbearing is placed within a total biological context, drawing on evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition


    • 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter for self-testing
    • Downloadable illustrations, with and without labels
    • Fully searchable.

Key Features

    • Follows childbearing from preconception to postnatal care and the neonate
    • Logical progression through the body systems
    • Highly illustrated, with simple diagrams
    • Emphasises links between knowledge and practice to promote clinical skills
    • Main points summarised to aid study.

Author Information

    By Dot Stables, RN, RM, DN, MTD, BA(Hons), MSc, Formerly Lecturer in Applied Biology, St. Bartholomews, Princess Alexandra and Newham College of Nursing, London, UK and Jean Rankin, PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), RM, RGN, RSCN, PGCert, Academic Director (Midwifery)/Lead Midwife Education, University of the West of Scotland

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Physiology in Childbearing, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 792 Pages
  • Trim Size: 10 7/8 X 8 5/8 in
  • Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3106-9
  • Copyright: 2010