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Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Patricia W. Ladewig, Marcia L. London, Michele C. Davidson

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 27, 2009

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Maternal-newborn nursing is multi-faceted, challenging and rewarding. It provides multiple opportunities to touch lives and make a difference. In the new edition, those facets and their impact on maternal-newborn nursing is evident, while emphasizing that family members are co-particpants in care.  Because of the varied and rich opportunities for nurses, the theme emphasized in this edition are the many facets of maternal-newborn nursing. This thread is subtly woven throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Part 1    Introductory Concepts

1          Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Care

2          Culture and the Childbearing Family

3          Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology

4          Conception and Fetal Development


Part 2    Women’s Health: The Reproductive Years

5          Health Promotion for Women

6          Common Gynecologic problems

7          Families with Special Reproductive Concerns

8          Preparation of Pregnancy


Part 3    Pregnancy and Family

9          Physical and Psychologic Changes of Pregnancy

10        Antepartal Nursing Assessment

11        The Expectant Family: Needs and Care

12        Maternal Nutrition

13        Adolescent Pregnancy

14        Assessment of Fetal Well-Being

15        Pregnancy at Risk: Pregestational Problems

16        Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Onset


Part 4    Birth and the Family

17        Processes and Stages of Labor and Birth

18        Intrapartal Nursing Assessment

19        Family in Childbirth: Needs and Care

20        Pharmacologic Management of Pain

21        Childbirth at Risk:  Prelabor Complications

22        Childbirth at Risk: Labor-Related Complications

23        Birth-Related Procedures


Part 5    The Newborn

24        The Physiologic Responses of the Newborn to Birth

25        Nursing Assessment of the Newborn

26        Normal Newborn: Needs and Care

27        Newborn Nutrition

28        The Newborn at Risk: Conditions Present at Birth

29        The Newborn at Risk: Birth Related Stressors


Part 6    Postpartum

30        Pospartal Adaptations and Nursing Assessment

31        The Postpartal Family: Needs and Care

32        Home Care of the Postpartal Family

33        The Postpartal Family at Risk


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Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-503995-3