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  • Textbook for midwives, A 2/e
  • Nolte AGW
  • ISBN: 9780627038976
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038983
  • 720 Pages | Published: 2023

The new edition of A textbook for midwives focuses on basic midwifery knowledge and incorporates the latest maternity guidelines (2016), as well as other relevant South African guide-lines, updated medication lists and pharmacology protocols. The principles of the scientific method of midwifery (nursing care plans) are implemented throughout and new research evidence is presented where relevant. Additional content on basic neonatology and Covid-19 are included, and the list of references is expanded and updated. In addition, relevant clinical procedures enhance the practical application of this comprehensive resource.

It is aimed at the students of the new qualification of SANC namely the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery which is at an NQF level 7 and BNurse qualification.

Part 1: Introduction to midwifery
Chapter 1: The role and function of the midwife in South Africa

Part 2: Anatomy and physiology
Chapter 2: The reproductive cycle: fertilisation, implantation and early fetal development
Chapter 3: Anatomy of the female pelvis, perineum, and pelvic floor
Chapter 4: The placenta and aminiotic fluid
Chapter 5: The mature fetus

Part 3: Normal pregnancy
Chapter 6: Physiological and psychological adaptation during pregnancy
Chapter 7: Antenatal care
Chapter 8: Assessment of the family during pregnancy
Chapter 9: Antenatal screening of the mother and fetus
Chapter 10: Childbirth education
Chapter 11: Assessment of the fetal status using the cardiotocograph

Part 4: Normal labour
Chapter 12: Changes during the first stage of labour
Chapter 13: Assessment and care during the first stage of labour
Chapter 14: Assessment and care during the second and third stage of labour
Chapter 15: Resuscitation of the newborn

Part 5: Normal puerperium
Chapter 16: The normal puerperium
Chapter 17: Baby feeding
Chapter 18: The normal newborn baby

Part 6: High-risk pregnancy, labour and puerperium
Chapter 19: Haemorrhage in early pregnancy and antepartum haemorrhage
Chapter 20: Hyperemesis gravidarum
Chapter 21: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
Chapter 22: Rhesus incompatibility
Chapter 23: Abnormalities of the placenta, umbilical cord, membranes, and amniotic fluid
Chapter 24: Medical conditions during pregnancy and labour
Chapter 25: Intra-uterine death (stillbirths)
Chapter 26: Prolonged labour and precipitate and obstructed labour
Chapter 27: Abnormalities of fetal lie, presentation and position
Chapter 28: Multiple pregnancies
Chapter 29: Prolapse of the umbilical cord
Chapter 30: Prelabour/preterm rupture of membranes and preterm labour and prolonged pregnancies
Chapter 31: Shoulder dystocia
Chapter 32: Postpartum haemorrhage, injuries to the genital tract, amniotic fluid embolism and shock
Chapter 33: Complications of the puerperium
Chapter 34: Operative obstetrics
Chapter 35: Maternal and perinatal mortality

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