Physiology in Childbearing With Anatomy and Related Biosciences
Dot Stables, Jean Rankin
The aim of this book is to be a core textbook of anatomy and physiology in childbearing. Written to present childbearing in the context of changes to non-pregnant physiology; therefore, both anatomy and physiology, their changes in pregnancy, and pathophysiology are all described. The book is divided into four sections - preconception, pregnancy, labour and puerperium - and it places childbearing in a total biological context so that concepts are drawn from disciplines such as evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology. At all times, the text is related to practice and care giving.
- Written by a teacher/practitioner of midwifery with many years' experience of teaching this subject.
- Emphasises the links between knowledge and practice
- Text is well-designed and easy to read.
- Incorporates recent medical practice in caring for women and babies with problems.
- Places childbearing in a biological context to allow depth without denigrating social sciences' contribution to care.
- Fully updated throughout
- New material on genetics incorporated into the chapter on the cell.
- Highly illustrated throughout
- New 8pp colour plate section
- Further Reading fully updated and now with short annotations