Physiology in Childbearing: with Anatomy and Related Biosciences

Physiology in Childbearing: with Anatomy and Related Biosciences


By (author) Dorothy Stables, By (author) Jean Rankin


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  • Format: Paperback | 792 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 276mm x 40mm | 2,341g
  • Publication date: 9 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702031062
  • ISBN 13: 9780702031069
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 8,277

Product description

The third edition of this popular textbook gives a clear, easy-to-read account of anatomy and physiology at all stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Each chapter covers normal physiology, changes to the physiology in pregnancy, and application to practice. The physiology of childbearing is placed within a total biological context, drawing on evolution, ecology, biochemistry and cell biology.

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Table of contents

SECTION 1 Preconception 1 Basic biochemistry 2 The cell - its structures and functions 3 Structure, organisation and regulation of genes 4 The female reproductive system 5 The male reproductive system 6 Fertility control 7 Infertility 8 Preconception matters Section 2A Pregnancy - the fetus 9 General embryology 10 Embryological systems 1 - trunk, head and limbs 11 Embryological systems 2 - internal organs 12 The placenta, membranes and amniotic fluid 13 Fetal growth and development 14 Common fetal problems 15 Congenital defects Section 2B Pregnancy - the mother 16 The haematological system - physiology of the blood 17 The cardiovascular system 18 Respiration 19 The renal tract 20 Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance 21 The gastrointestinal tract 22 The accessory digestive organs 23 Nutrition and metabolism during pregnancy 24 The nature of bone - the female pelvis and fetal skull 25 Muscle - the pelvic floor and the uterus 26 The central nervous system 27 The peripheral and autonomic nervous systems 28 The endocrine system 29 The immune system Section 2C Pregnancy - the problems 30 Minor disorders of pregnancy 31 Bleeding in pregnancy 32 Cardiac and hypertensive disorders 33 Anaemia and clotting disorders 34 Respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and neurological problems 35 Diabetes mellitus and other metabolic disorders in pregnancy Section 3A Labour - normal 36 The onset of labour 37 The first stage of labour 38 Pain relief in labour 39 The second stage of labour 40 The third stage of labour Section 3B Labour problems 41 Abnormalities of uterine action and onset of labour 42 Breech presentation 43 Malposition and cephalic malpresentations 44 Cephalopelvic disproportion, obstructed labour and other obstetric emergencies 45 Postpartum haemorrhage and other third-stage problems 46 Perinatal fetal asphyxia 47 Operative delivery Section 4A Puerperium - the baby as a neonate 48 Adaptation to extrauterine life 1 - haematological, cardiovascular, respiratory and genitourinary considerations 49 Adaptation to extrauterine life 2 - gastro-intestinal, metabolic, neural, and immunological considerations 50 Health challenges and problems in neonates of low birth weight 51 Developmental anatomy: related cardiovascular and respiratory disorders 52 Jaundice and common metabolic problems in neonates 53 Risks of infections and trauma in neonates Section 4B Puerperium - the mother 54 The breasts and lactation 55 Breastfeeding practice and problems 56 The puerperium 57 Biobehavioural aspects of parenting