Maternity and Women's Health Care, 10th Edition

Maternity and Women's Health Care

10th Edition

By Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA and Kitty Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Univesrity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN and Kathryn Rhodes Alden, RN, MSN, EdD, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


Unit One: Introduction to Maternity & Women's Health Care
1. 21st Century Maternity and Women's Health Nursing
2. Community Care: The Family and Culture
3. Clinical Genetics NEW FOCUS!

Unit Two: Women's Health
4. Assessment and Health Promotion
5. Violence Against Women
6. Reproductive System Concerns
7. Sexually Transmitted and Other Infections
8. Contraception and Abortion
9. Infertility
10. Problems of the Breast
11. Structural Disorders and Neoplasms of the Reproductive System

Unit Three: Pregnancy
12. Conception and Fetal Development
13. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
14. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition
15. Nursing Care of the Family During Pregnancy
Unit Four: Childbirth
16. Labor and Birth Processes
17. Pain Management
18. Fetal Assessment During Labor
19. Nursing Care of the Family During Labor and Birth

Unit Five: Postpartum
20. Postpartum Physiology
21. Nursing Care of the Family During the Postpartum Period
22. Transition to Parenthood

Unit Six: The Newborn
23. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations of the Newborn
24. Nursing Care of the Newborn and Family
25. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding

Unit Seven: Complications of Pregnancy
26. Assessment for Risk Factors in Pregnancy
27. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
28. Antepartum Hemorrhagic Disorders
29. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in Pregnancy
30. Medical-Surgical Problems in Pregnancy
31. Obstetric Critical Care
32. Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse in Pregnancy
33. Labor and Birth Complications
34. Postpartum Complications

Unit Eight: Newborn Complications
35. Acquired Problems of the Newborn
36. Hemolytic Disorders and Congenital Anomalies
37. Nursing Care of the High Risk Newborn
38. Perinatal Loss and Grief

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