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.
New to This Edition
10 multiple-choice questions per chapter for self-testing
Downloadable illustrations, with and without labels
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.
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, BSc(Hons) MSc PhD PGCE RM RGN RSCN
, Lead Midwife for Education, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery,
University of the West of Scotland, Paisley; Supervisor of Midwives - Ayrshire and Arran, UK
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