Woman-centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Sara Grace Shields, Lucy M. Candib
Radcliffe Publishing, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 575 pages
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This unique woman-centered text provides a vital resource for primary care maternity clinicians and trainees. It applies the powerful, proven model of patient-centered care to pregnancy and birth - an expansion beyond previous applications to various chronic illnesses.
  

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Contents

The Magnitude of the Problem
13
Understanding the Experience of Pregnancy and Childbirth
63
Normal Pregnancy
65
Problems in Pregnancy
120
Understanding the Woman in Context
163
The Proximal Context
165
Challenging Assumptions
188
The Larger Context Culture Community and Beyond
228
Pregnancy
265
Intrapartum and Postpartum Care
286
Prevention and Health Promotion
333
Enhancing the Clinical Relationship in Woman Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
383
Being Realistic an Uphill Battle
431
Complete Vignettes The Women and the Providers
470
Contributors
554
Index
563

Finding Common Ground in the Care of Pregnant Laboring and Postpartum Women
263

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About the author (2010)

respectively Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts, and Family Health Center, Worcester MA, USA; Family Physician, Worcester MA, USA

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