This work seeks to unravel the issues surrounding fertility and conception. It tackles the medical factors that may affect the likelihood of a woman getting pregnant and the non-medical reasons for infertility. Suggestions on lifestyle changes to optimize the chance of conception are included.
For staff in Neonatal Units decisions about which babies to treat intensively are difficult and stressful to make. This book allows us to see how they decide and how they manage such cases. It shows the feelings and doubts of staff having to make these decisions; and real-life situation conflict where personalities and strong beliefs clash.
Includes: dilemmas of management versus supervision; bullying and the culture of blame; disciplinary versus supportive roles; the impact of clinical governance; innovation in supervision; the new ENB distance learning package; the University of Hertfordshire Masters Course; and, personal stories and case studies.
A multi-contributed book which collates and highlights the relevant research (in an accessible way) relating to issues in midwifery, thereby advancing thinking on where the profession is going (especially in relation to Changing Childbirth (93), and how it will proceed.
A guide to obstetric and gynaecology practice. This book is intended for clinical students working on their Obs & Gynae attachments. It provides access to information on the common obstetric and gynaecological diseases and problems that they will encounter on the wards, in clinics, and in their exams.
Parents-to-be are faced with important and difficult decisions to make about prenatal testing. This book provides the information that they need, to make informed choices. It helps to: provide background reading before discussions with medical staff; inform the difficult decisions to be made about whether to have tests; and explain the results.
Written in the same format as the successful Griffith's "Instructions for Patients" and Schmitt's "Instructions for Pediatric Patients". This book provides coverage of the developments in diagnostics, treatments, medications, nutrition, and other aspects in management of the disorders and diseases.
Useful for medical and health science students who require an introductory, low cost and illustrated guide to Obstetrics. This is a convenient pocket size, and therefore is suitable for quick preparation before ward rounds. Each volume also includes self-assessment material, which is helpful for preparation for examinations.
Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.
This obstetrics and gynaecology text has self-assessment material designed to be of maximum benefit to the student during self-directed learning and exam preparation. The content is restricted to the "must know" core information, and OSCE style questioned are included.
The fetal heart is considered to be the most important and difficult part of fetal examination. This book and the accompanying DVD aims to enable the reader to find out whether the heart is normal or not, and to diagnose the type of cardiac abnormality if present. It covers basic anatomy and embryology; and explains what to look for, why and how.
Examines the ways in which a group of childbearing women living in poverty in the west Midlands of England attempted to make sense of their lives. This book aims to provide an understanding of what it is like to be both pregnant and poor and tries to show how midwives and health professionals can use this insight to offer more sensitive care.
This volume stimulates the readers recall by providing 100 practice questions. Like the actual USMLE step 3 obstetrics and gynaecology exam, it is divided into different practice settings: community health center, office, in-patient facility, and emergency department.
Part of the "Crash Course" series, this book focuses on the essential information students need to know about the endocrine and reproductive systems. It is illustrated with accessible text and uses features such as Hints and Tips and Clinical Sketches to make the content easy to absorb and remember.
The course manual for attendees of the PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) course which covers a range of obstetric emergency situations and aims to improve patient safety. This book will also provide useful information for any health professional wishing to understand more about the management of obstetric emergencies.
Building upon resources developed during the author's specialist training for RANZCOG qualifications, this title provides a summary of important and essential information needed in Women's Health. It offers an easy-to-read reference that is suitable for daily use in a busy ward, clinic or surgery.
An ideal text for medical and health professions education programs that are shortening and condensing their coverage of embryology. It combines descriptions with over 400 full-color illustrations, taken from the "Langman's Medical Embryology".
Aims to integrate your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and helps developing problem-solving skills. This book covers the core areas of undergraduate study and provides related OSCE counselling style questions and answers. It acts as a revision aid for undergraduates preparing for the OSCE in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
The physical skills of pregnancy relaxation, exercises and coping strategies for labour benefit all pregnant women and their partners. These skills are taught at antenatal classes by womens health physiotherapists or, in their absence, by midwives and sometimes health visitors. This book provides the information in a easy-to-follow format.
Explores ways in which we learn about birth, how we talk and feel about it, assumptions that professional caregivers may make, and the roles and skills of midwives. This book contains topics that include home birth and water birth; the use of drugs in childbirth; and, obstetric and nursing interventions which are often used routinely.
This work provides general guidelines on physical activity during pregnancy, and the implications that pregnancy has on the pregnant woman and her baby. Safety issues and guidelines to teaching form the basis of the text, and should be of interest to students, midwives, and exercise teachers.
'Self Assessment by Ten Teachers' allows medical students to assess their knowledge and understanding in obstetrics and gynaecology, and to practise their exam technique. This book is an ideal accompaniment to 'Obstetrics' and 'Gynaecology by Ten Teachers', as well as a standalone revision book.
Provides a practical guide to the various aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. This book covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common drugs, as well as breast conditions and problems and their resolution. Attention is also paid to feeding the vulnerable baby.
Presents a research-based account of the status of antenatal education, focusing on the key challenges it faces and offering suggestions for how these challenges might best be met. This title also includes an account of how the principles and practices of adult education should inform antenatal education.
This book consists of articles that originally appeared in the British Journal of Midwifery. Chapters include; HIV testing and the midwife, HIV health and safety practice, universial precautions, HIV modes of spread, HIV - women's health and chaildbearing issue, HIV screening, and gender related to screening.
Skilled midwives have been shown globally to reduce maternal and infant mortality economically, effectively and respectfully. This book address the real issues of teaching and learning real midwifery. It is a must-read for anyone engaging in facilitating midwifery teaching and learning.
Embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike and interwoven with case studies, this balanced and compelling textbook is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs.