"Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives, 3rd Edition" builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language, and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. This book is a comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery.
Jane Coad BSc PhD PGCEA Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand Melvyn Dunstall BSc Msc PGCEA RM RGN Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC
List of abbreviations 1. Introduction to Physiology 2. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems 3. Endocrinology 4. Reproductive Cycles 5. Sexual Differentiation and Behaviour 6. Fertilisation 7. Overview of Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders 8. The Placenta 9. Embryo Development and Fetal Growth 10. Overview of Immunology 11. Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy 12. Maternal Nutrition and Health 13. Physiology of Parturition 14. The Puerperium 15. The Transition to Neonatal Life 16. Lactation and Infant Nutrition Glossary Index