Nurse-Midwifery Handbook: A Practical Guide to Prenatal and Postpartum Care

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - 443 pages
This practical handbook of prenatal and postpartum care is written for nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, graduate students, and practicing OB/GYN nurses. It includes coverage of history taking, physical exam, laboratory tests, health education, initial and return prenatal visits, postpartum period, and family planning. Focus is placed on physical and psychosocial well-being and health promotion. Special features include: Healthy Pregnancy Questions for differentiating between common discomforts and potential complications; Key Moments tables that summarize essential information for key gestational ages; and History Taking forms. Numerous appendices permit easy and quick reference. A must have reference for nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.

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Contents

Chapter
3
PART
5
Obstetric History
12
Prescription Medicine OvertheCounter Drugs and Herbal Products
18
Family History
25
Health Education
34
The Initial
45
Maternal Age
52
Family Planning
258
Honoring the Expectant Mother
266
PART 4
273
Chapter 11
279
Drugs and Breast Milk
290
Informed Consent
296
Chapter 5
325
Emergency Contraception
331

Medical History
62
Pharmacologic Treatment
69
Environmental Exposures
78
Social History
87
Weapons
93
Chapter 4
100
The Abdomen
109
Clinical Pelvimetry
118
Special Laboratory Tests
154
Chapter 6
174
Appendix
182
Routine Assessments
183
The Healthy Pregnancy Questions
199
Chapter 8
231
SizeDate Discrepancies
237
Chapter 9
256
Chapter 14
337
The Physical Examination
343
Weight Management
349
Immunizations
355
Heart Disease
361
Laboratory Tests
363
References
367
A Environmental Exposure History Form
383
Guides to Daily Food Choices
390
Areas of the World Where Female Circumcision Is Found
397
Medicolegal and Administrative Guidelines for Using Email in a Clinical
404
Models for Drawing on the Maternal Abdomen
413
T Suggestions for Discussing Condom Use With a Man
421
Index
427
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