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Varney’s Midwifery, 6th Edition

  • Tekoa L. King
  • Mary C. Brucker
  • ISBN-10: 1284160211
  • ISBN-13: 9781284160215
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Varney’s Midwifery, Sixth Edition is the gold standard for midwifery practice. Completely updated and revised, this text reflects current evidence-based guidelines. The Sixth Edition addresses care of women throughout the lifespan, including primary care, gynecology, maternity care in a variety of settings, and newborn care. It also provides new content on social determinants of health, the changing face of the population, and the population that midwives serve. With chapters written by expert midwives with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and normal physiologic processes, this text will assist students and midwives in providing healthcare services today. Chapter appendices present essential skills that are designed to help students, midwives, and international readers learn skills that are core components of midwifery practice. These critical skills are evidence-based and include insertion of contraceptive devices, hand maneuvers for birth, management of a fetus in a breech presentation, and steps for managing postpartum hemorrhage.

Table of Contents

Part One: Midwifery
Chapter 1: History of Midwifery in the United States
Chapter 2: Professional Midwifery Today
Chapter 3: Midwifery: Clients, Context, and Care

Part Two: Midwives as Primary Care Providers
Chapter 4: Introduction to the Care of Women
Chapter 5: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
Chapter 6: Common Conditions in Primary Care
Chapter 7: Nutrition
Chapter 8: Mental Health Conditions
Chapter 9: Pharmacotherapeutics

Part Three: Gynecology
Chapter 10: Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter 11: Menstrual Cycle Abnormalities
Chapter 12: Gynecologic Disorders
Chapter 13: Breast Conditions
Chapter 14: Reproductive Tract and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 15: Family Planning
Chapter 16: Nonhormonal Contraception
Chapter 17: Hormonal Contraception
Chapter 18: Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond

Part Four: Antepartum
Chapter 19: Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
Chapter 20: Genetics
Chapter 21: Prenatal Care
Chapter 22: Pregnancy-Related Conditions
Chapter 23: Medical Complications in Pregnancy

Part Five: Intrapartum
Chapter 24: Anatomy and Physiology during Labor and Birth
Chapter 25: First Stage of Labor
Chapter 26: Fetal Assessment During Labor
Chapter 27: Support for Women During Labor
Chapter 28: Second Stage of Labor and Birth
Chapter 29: Complications During Labor and Birth
Chapter 30: Third Stage of Labor
Chapter 31: Birth in the Home and Birth Center

Part Six: Postpartum
Chapter 32: Anatomy and Physiology of Postpartum
Chapter 33: Postpartum Care
Chapter 34: Postpartum Complications
Chapter 35: Breastfeeding and the Mother-Newborn Dyad

Part Seven: Newborn
Chapter 36: Anatomy and Physiology of the Newborn
Chapter 37: Examination of the Newborn
Chapter 38: Neonatal Care