Family Medicine Obstetrics

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2008 - Medical - 707 pages
Whether you offer comprehensive pregnancy care in your primary care facility, or provide prenatal and postpartum care, this book delivers the guidance you need to optimize health for both mothers and their babies. It covers all aspects of birth care, from preconception counseling and prenatal care, through labor and delivery (both low-risk and complicated), to postpartum care and the first month of life. The completely revised third edition includes the most up-to- date, evidence-based standards of care. It offers information that is patient centered, prevention oriented, educational, and sensitive to the care of the whole woman and her family.

Features a reader-friendly outline/narrative format for ease of use in daily clinical practice.
Describes how to care for patients with a wide range of medical conditions during pregnancy as well as pregnancy-related conditions.
Takes a whole-family approach to maternity care, with discussions of maternal and paternal adjustment, marital adjustment, sibling adjustment, single-parent families, and return-to-work issues.
Provides patient and family education materials on a full range of topics, from nutrition in pregnancy to breastfeeding.
Features a section on alternative medicine in maternity care.
Provides detailed instruction for a wide array of procedures, including cesarean delivery, perineal repair of simple and complex lacerations, circumcision, assisted deliveries, and amnioinfusion.

A continued strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine includes an ongoing summary of Level A recommendations throughout the text.
A new chapter summarizes practical applications of how to incorporate continuous quality improvement and enhanced medical safety into the maternity care setting.
A new section details which immunizations can be used safely during pregnancy.
A section on "Centering Pregnancy" discusses this new model of care and how it incorporates longitudinal group.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Improving Safety and Quality in Maternity Care
1
Improving Birth Outcomes through Care before Pregnancy
10
CHAPTER 3 Content of Prenatal Care
21
CHAPTER 4 Patient and Family Education
66
CHAPTER 5 Pregnancy Interventions
102
CHAPTER 6 Diagnosis and Management of FirstTrimester Complications
130
CHAPTER 7 Complications of Pregnancy
151
CHAPTER 8 Chronic Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
202
CHAPTER 15 Management of Labor Abnormalities
435
CHAPTER 16 Intrapartum Complications
454
CHAPTER 17 Malpresentation and Malpositions
500
CHAPTER 18 Intrapartum Procedures
523
CHAPTER 19 The First Month of Life
572
Breastfeeding
618
CHAPTER 21 Postpartum Psychosocial Concerns
645
Appendix A Interpretation of Summary Tables
664

CHAPTER 9 Commonly Encountered Medical Problems in Pregnancy
258
CHAPTER 10 Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy
330
CHAPTER 11 Antenatal Testing for Fetal Surveillance and Management of the Postterm Pregnancy
339
CHAPTER 12 Preterm Labor
352
Caring for the Family Experiencing Perinatal Death or the Birth of a Child with Medical Complications
375
CHAPTER 14 Management of Labor
382
Appendex B Analysis of Screening Tests
665
Appendix C Immunization during Pregnancy
667
Appendix D Measuring Clinical Effectiveness by Calculating the Number Needed to Treat
674
Appendix E Drugs for Common Conditions in Pregnancy
676
Index
685
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