Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives, 3rd Edition

Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives

3rd Edition

By Jane Coad, EIHMS, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand; University of Surrey, UK and Melvyn Dunstall, EIHMS, Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC; University of Surrey, UK

List of abbreviations

1. Introduction to Physiology

2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems

3. Endocrinology

4. Reproductive Cycles

5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour

6. Fertilisation

7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders

8. The Placenta

9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth

10. Overview of Immunology

11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy

12. Maternal Nutrition and Health

13. Physiology of Parturition

14. The Puerperium

15. The Transition to Neonatal Life

16. Lactation and Infant Nutrition