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Mayes' Midwifery

Mayes' Midwifery

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Mayes Midwifery is a core text for students in the UK, known and loved for its in-depth approach and its close alignment with curricula and practice in this country. The sixteenth edition has been fully updated by leading midwifery educators Sue Macdonald and Gail Johnson, and input from several new expert contributors ensures this book remains at the cutting edge.

The text covers all the main aspects of midwifery in detail, including the various stages of pregnancy, possible complexities around childbirth, and psychological and social considerations related to womens health. It provides the most recent evidence along with detailed anatomy and physiology information, and how these translate into practice.

Packed full of case studies, reflective activities and images, and accompanied by an ancillary website with 600 multiple choice questions and downloadable images, Mayes Midwifery makes learning easy for nursing students entering the profession as well as midwives returning to practice and qualified midwives working in different settings in the UK and overseas.

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  • Part 1: The midwife in context

    1. The place of the midwife in the global context: The global midwife

    2. A history of the midwifery profession in the United Kingdom

    3. Regulation of midwives

    4. Clinical governance and the midwife

    5. The midwife as a lifelong learner

    6. Evidence-based practice and research for practice

    7. Leadership and management in midwifery

    8. An introduction to ethics and midwifery practice

    9. The law and the midwife

    10. Pharmacology and the midwife

    Part 2: Childbirth in context

    11. Sociocultural and spiritual context of childbearing

    12. Psychological context of childbirth

    13. Sexuality

    14. National Health Service policy and midwifery

    15. Legal frameworks for the care of the child

    Part 3: Public health, health promotion in the context of childbirth

    16. Epidemiology

    17. Nutrition

    18. Complementary therapies and natural remedies in pregnancy and birth: responsibilities of midwives

    19. Health promotion and education

    20. Preconception care

    21. Education for parenthood

    22. Physical preparation for childbirth and beyond, and the role of physiotherapy

    23. Vulnerable women

    Part 4: The anatomy and physiology of fertility, embryology and fetal development

    24. Anatomy of male and female reproduction

    25. Female reproductive physiology: Timed interactions between hypothalamus, anterior pituitary and ovaries

    26. Genetics

    27. Fertility and its control

    28. Infertility and assisted conception

    29. Fertilization, embryo formation and feto-placental development

    30. The fetal skull

    Part 5: Pregnancy

    31. Maternal neurohormonal and systemic adaptations to feto-placental development

    32. Confirming pregnancy and care of the pregnant woman

    33. Antenatal investigations

    34. Choice, childbearing and maternity care - the choice agenda and place of birth

    Part 6: Labour and birth

    35. Physiological changes from late pregnancy until the onset of lactation: from nesting to suckling-lactation and parental-infant attachment

    36. Care in the first stage of labour

    37. Care in the second stage of labour

    38. Supporting choices in reducing pain and fear during labour

    39. Care in the third stage of labour

    40. The pelvic floor

    Part 7: Postnatal care and the care of the newborn baby

    41. Content and organization of postnatal care

    42. Physiology, assessment and care of the newborn baby

    43. Thermoregulation

    44. Infant feeding and relationship building

    Part 8: Women and babies with complex needs

    45. The preterm baby and the small baby

    46. Respiratory and cardiac disorders

    47. Neonatal jaundice

    48. Infection in the neonate

    49. Congenital anomalies, neonatal surgery and pain management

    50. Metabolic and endocrine disorders

    51. Stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome

    52. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

    53. Bleeding in pregnancy

    54. Hypertensive and medical disorders in pregnancy

    55. Sexually transmitted infections

    56. Abnormalities of the genital tract

    57. Multiple pregnancy

    58. Preterm labour

    59. Obstetric interventions

    60. Induction of labour and prolonged pregnancy

    61. Rhythmic variations of labour

    62. Malpositions and malpresentations

    63. Obstructed labour and uterine rupture

    64. Shoulder dystocia

    65. Presentation and prolapse of the umbilical cord

    66. Maternal morbidity following childbirth

    67. Complications related to the third stage of labour

    68. Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: grief and bereavement care

    69. Maternal mental health and psychological issues

    70. Midwifery for the future .where next?

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