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Vitamin K and the Newborn

Vitamin K and the Newborn

  • Author: Sara Wickham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781999806408
  • Category: Hemorrhagic disease of newborn
  • Page: 100
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What is Vitamin K? Why is it offered to all newborn babies? Does my baby need it? Should we agree to an injection, oral supplements or decide to do neither? Are there alternatives? Can we postpone the decision? Are some babies more at risk, and why? Vitamin K has been routinely recommended for newborn babies for several decades, and many parents are happy for their child to be given this. But others want more information, have questions about why this intervention is offered or want to know whether there are downsides. This book guides the reader on a journey through the information, debate and research on this topic. It explains the issues and clarifies the different perspectives, drawing upon up-to-date midwifery and medical evidence and opinion and parents' stories.

Vitamin K in Health and Disease

Vitamin K in Health and Disease

  • Author: John W. Suttie
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420005110
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 231
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Vitamin K: Past, Present, Future Essential for normal blood coagulation, possible roles in bone, vascular, and tumor metabolism, and a nutrient critical to the health of the newborn infant -- these are just some of the many health-promoting aspects of Vitamin K. Vitamin K in Health and Disease navigates the exciting research venues that have opened in the past few years surrounding this micro nutrient, particularly its role in skeletal and cardiovascular health. It also provides the historical timeline of vitamin K research and discovery that began in the 1930s. Comprehensive in scope, this book offers complete coverage of the chemistry of Vitamin K; deficiency signs and nutritional assessment; metabolism and biochemistry; and pharmacology. It also presents up-to-date scientific studies on the nutritional, metabolic, and medical aspects along with a review of current dietary requirements and the difficulty involved in establishing an appropriate dietary reference intake for Vitamin K. Extensive References, More than 45 Illustrations, Numerous Tables Based on John Suttie’s 35 years of experience directing a broad vitamin K research program, this work discusses plasma and non-plasma Vitamin K-dependent proteins. It also includes helpful tables on food sources, population intake of Vitamin K, and the impact of diet on the circulating levels of the vitamin – highlighting the role of vitamin K in health and disease. Vitamin K in Health and Disease provides a foundation for future innovations in research and in determining the best ways to implement current knowledge.

Vaccination Investigation

Vaccination Investigation

The History and Science of Vaccines

  • Author: Tara Haelle
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
  • ISBN: 1512425303
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 120
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Although public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all children, not everyone gets the vaccines they need. Learn about the fascinating history of vaccines, their important role in protecting community health, and the excitement of cutting.

The Informed Parent

The Informed Parent

A Science-Based Resource for Your Child's First Four Years

  • Author: Tara Haelle,Emily Willingham, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698162994
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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The latest scientific research on home birth, breastfeeding, sleep training, vaccines, and other key topics—to help parents make their own best-informed decisions. In the era of questionable Internet "facts" and parental oversharing, it's more important than ever to find credible information on everything from prenatal vitamins to screen time. The good news is that parents and parents-to-be no longer need to rely on an opinionated mother-in-law about whether it’s OK to eat sushi in your third trimester, an old college roommate for sleep-training “rules,” or an online parenting group about how long you should breastfeed (there’s a vehement group for every opinion). Credible scientific studies are out there – and they’re “bottom-lined” in this book. The ultimate resource for today’s science-minded generation, The Informed Parent was written for readers who prefer facts to “friendly advice,” and who prefer to make up their own minds, based on the latest findings as well as their own personal preferences. Science writers and parents themselves, authors Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham have sifted through thousands of research studies on dozens of essential topics, and distill them in this essential and engaging book. Topics include: Home birth * Labor induction * Vaginal birth vs. Cesarean birth * Circumcision * Postpartum depression * Breastfeeding * Vaccines * Sleep training * Pacifiers * SIDS * Bed-sharing * Potty training * Childhood obesity * Food sensitivities and allergies * BPA and plastics * GMOs vs. organic foods * The hygiene hypothesis * Spanking * Daycare vs. other childcare options Full reference information for all citations in the book is available online at http://theinformedparentbook.com/book-references/ From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Science of Mom

The Science of Mom

A Research-Based Guide to Your Baby's First Year

  • Author: Alice Green Callahan
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421417332
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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It seems like every time a new mother turns on her computer, radio, or television, she is greeted with news of yet another scientific study about infancy. Ignoring good information isn’t the right course, but just how does one tell the difference between solid studies, preliminary results, and snake oil? In this friendly guide through the science of infancy, Science of Mom blogger and PhD scientist Alice Callahan explains how non-scientist mothers can learn the difference between hype and evidence. Readers of Alice’s blog have come to trust her balanced approach, which explains the science that lies behind headlines. The Science of Mom is a fascinating, eye-opening, and extremely informative exploration of the topics that generate discussion and debate in the media and among parents. From breastfeeding to vaccines to sleep, Alice’s advice will help you make smart choices so that you can relax and enjoy your baby.

The Dental Diet

The Dental Diet

The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

  • Author: Steven Lin
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401953182
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 344
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Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole? Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications —and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth. Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think —in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths —if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.

Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

  • Author: Richard A. Polin,Steven H. Abman,David Rowitch,William E. Benitz
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323352324
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 2050
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Fetal & Neonatal Physiology provides neonatologist fellows and physicians with the essential information they need to effectively diagnose, treat, and manage sick and premature infants. Fully comprehensive, this resource continues to serve as an excellent reference tool, focusing on the basic science needed for exam preparation and the key information required for full-time practice. The 5th edition is the most substantially updated and revised edition ever. In the 5 years since the last edition published, there have been thousands of publications on various aspects of development of health and disease; Fetal and Neonatal Physiology synthesizes this knowledge into definitive guidance for today's busy practitioner. Offers definitive guidance on how to effectively manage the many health problems seen in newborn and premature infants. Chapters devoted to clinical correlation help explain the implications of fetal and neonatal physiology. Allows you to apply the latest insights on genetic therapy, intrauterine infections, brain protection and neuroimaging, and much more. Features a fantastic new 4-color design with 1,000 illustrations, 170+ chapters, and over 350 contributors. 16 new chapters cover such hot topics as Epigenetics; Placental Function in Intrauterine Growth Restriction; Regulation of Pulmonary Circulation; The Developing Microbiome of the Fetus and Newborn; Hereditary Contribution to Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia; Mechanistic Aspects of Phototherapy for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia; Cerebellar Development; Pathophysiology of Neonatal Sepsis; Pathophysiology of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn; Pathophysiology of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome; Pathophysiology of Ventilator Dependent Infants; Pathophysiology of Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury; Pathophysiology of Neonatal White Matter Injury; Pathophysiology of Meningitis; Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia; and Pathophysiology of Chorioamnionitis. New Pathophysiology of Neonatal Diseases section highlights every process associated with a disease or injury, all in one place. In-depth information, combined with end-of-chapter summaries, enables deep or quick use of the text.

Bioactive Components of Human Milk

Bioactive Components of Human Milk

  • Author: David S. Newburg
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461513715
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 592
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Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox

Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox

How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life

  • Author: Kate Rheaume-Bleue
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118065727
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 288
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Learn the secret to avoiding osteoporosis and heart disease. Rheaume-Bleue shows that vitamin D and calcium supplements actually increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and teaches you about vitamin K2, a little-known supernutrient that humans once thrived on-- and that has been ignored by scientists.

Premature Infants; A Manual for Physicians

Premature Infants; A Manual for Physicians

  • Author: Ethel C. B. Dunham
  • Publisher: Sagwan Press
  • ISBN: 9781377030104
  • Category: History
  • Page: 430
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Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Diseases of the Fetus and Infant

  • Author: Richard J. Martin,Avroy A. Fanaroff,Michele C. Walsh
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323295371
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1936
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Tackle your toughest challenges and improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes of your patients with authoritative guidance from Fanaroff and Martin s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Drs. Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, and Michele C. Walsh and a contributing team of leading experts in the field deliver a multi-disciplinary approach to the management and evidence-based treatment of problems in the mother, fetus and neonate. New chapters, expanded and updated coverage, increased worldwide perspectives, and many new contributors keep you current on the late preterm infant, the fetal origins of adult disease, neonatal anemia, genetic disorders, and more. "...a valuable reference book and a pleasure to read." Reviewed by BACCH Newsletter, Mar 2015 Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Be certain with expert, dependable, accurate answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive, multi-disciplinary text in the field! See nuance and detail in full-color illustrations that depict disorders in the clinical setting and explain complex information. Obtain more global perspectives and best practices with contributions from international leaders in the field of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Get comprehensive guidance on treating patients through a dual focus on neonatology and perinatology. Spot genetic problems early and advise parents of concerns, with a completely new section on this topic. Make informed clinical choices for each patient, from diagnosis and treatment selection through post-treatment strategies and management of complications, with new evidence-based criteria throughout. Stay at the forefront of your field thanks to new and completely revised chapters covering topics such as: Principles and Practice l Immune and Non-immune Hydrops Fetalis l Amniotic Fluid Volume l Enhancing Safe Prescribing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit l Role of Imaging in Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of High-Risk Neonates l Patent Ductus Arteriosus l Gastroesophageal Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseases in the Neonate. Find and grasp the information you need easily and rapidly with indexing that provides quick access to specific guidance.

Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins

Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins

Analytical, Physiological, and Clinical Aspects

  • Author: M. J. Shearer,M. J. Seghatchian
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780849364235
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
  • View: 8122
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This new book uniquely integrates the diversity of research and interest regarding the chemistry, analysis, physiology, genetics, and clinical aspects of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent proteins. Featuring state-of-the-art reviews of analytical methods used in various fields of study relating to vitamin K this book demonstrates how methodological advances are advancing our knowledge in these fields. Topics covered include the hemostatic function; congenital deficiencies and role in malignancy of vitamin K-dependent procoagulants and anticoagulants; etiology, diagnosis, and prevention of vitamin K deficiency in the newborn; and biochemical perspectives of vitamin K deficiency or antagonism induced by antibiotics or coumarin drugs. Vitamin K and Vitamin K-Dependent Proteins also discusses the physiology and diagnostic role of the bone-protein osteocalcin and other non-coagulation vitamin K-dependent proteins. The book is an indispensable reference for hematologists, biochemists, physiologists, and nutrition researchers.

Colic Solved

Colic Solved

The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to- Soothe Baby

  • Author: Bryan Vartabedian
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307483088
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9760
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For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases of colic are actually caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic–and how to make your own baby happy again. • Recognize the seven signs of reflux in infancy. • Discover the role of milk protein allergy–the other colic. • Learn what, when, and how to feed an irritable baby and the best positions for sleep. • Recognize the role of formula, breast milk, bottle systems, burping, and pacificers in your baby’s fussiness, and irritability. • Understand when and why your baby may need testing for reflux. Weigh the pros and cons of available treatment options. Identify when a specialist is needed and where to find one. Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips, sidebars, and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies–and parents–for years. Help and hope are at hand! “This is the book for every parent whose young baby is a ‘bundle of misery,’ in pain, and hard to feed, and for that baby’s pediatrician, too.” –Laura Nathanson, M.D., F.A.A.P., author of The Portable Pediatrician “Great news for exhausted parents and for suffering babies! Colic Solved gets to the root of what is making many babies cry, and offers powerful, real-world solutions. This is a must-have book for desperate parents everywhere.” –Alan Greene, MD, FAAP, author of From First Kicks to First Steps and founder of DrGreene.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Vitamin Analysis for the Health and Food Sciences, Second Edition

Vitamin Analysis for the Health and Food Sciences, Second Edition

  • Author: Ronald R. Eitenmiller,W. O. Landen, Jr,Lin Ye
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420009750
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 664
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Employing a uniform, easy-to-use format, Vitamin Analysis for the Health and Food Sciences, Second Edition provides the most current information on the methods of vitamin analysis applicable to foods, supplements, and pharmaceuticals. Highlighting the rapid advancement of vitamin assay methodology, this edition emphasizes the use of improved and sophisticated instrumentation including the recent applications and impact of the widely adopted LC-MS. Designed as a bench reference, this volume gives you the tools to make efficient and correct decisions regarding the appropriate analytical approach--saving time and effort in the lab. Each chapter is devoted to a particular vitamin and begins with a brief review of its uniqueness and its role in metabolism. The authors stress a thorough understanding of the chemistry of each compound in order to effectively analyze it and to this end provide the chemical structure and nomenclature of each vitamin, along with tabular information on spectral properties. They supply extensive insight into practical problem-solving including an awareness of the stability of vitamins and their extraction from different biological matrices. All information is heavily documented with the latest scientific papers and organized into easily read tables covering topics necessary for accurate analytical results. After presenting the chemistry and biochemistry of the vitamin, each chapter details the commonly used analytical and regulatory methods. A summary table gives at-a-glance information on many of these sources, as well as several of the AOAC International Methods. In addition the authors apply their extensive experience in the field to create a critical, interpretive review of the advanced methods of vitamin analysis with sufficient detail to be a valuable guide to cutting-edge methodology.

Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  • Author: George Rylance,David R. Harvey,Jacob V. Aranda
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483163008
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 302
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Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics covers the significant advances in clinical pharmacology and the principles of neonatal therapeutics. This book is composed of 20 chapters that tackle various neonatal diseases and their corresponding therapeutic options. The opening chapters review the pharmacological principles and kinetics, placental drug transfer, and drug therapy in pregnancy. The next chapters consider the other aspects of clinical pharmacology, including tocolytics, oxytocin, maternal drug use, neonatal withdrawal, prophylaxis, and the effect of material analgesia and anesthetics on newborn. Considerable chapters are devoted to the treatment options of neonatal diseases, including apnea, pulmonary and systemic disorders, cardiac diseases, jaundice, hypoglycemia, and nutrient deficiencies. The remaining chapters discuss other therapeutic options, such as blood cell component therapy, the use of analgesia and muscle relaxants, and parenteral nutrition. This book is intended primarily for all doctors who care for newborn babies and clinical pharmacologists.

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children

Guidelines for the Management of Common Illnesses with Limited Resources

  • Author: World Health Organization
  • Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9789241546706
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 378
  • View: 5940
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This pocket book contains up-to-date clinical guidelines, based on available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. It is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centres where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc

  • Author: Panel on Micronutrients,Subcommittees on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients and of Interpretation and Use of Dietary Reference Intakes,Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309511992
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 746
  • View: 3007
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This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series issued by the National Academy of Sciences on dietary reference intakes (DRIs). This series provides recommended intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for individuals based on age and gender. In addition, a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), has also been established to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient. Based on the Institute of Medicine's review of the scientific literature regarding dietary micronutrients, recommendations have been formulated regarding vitamins A and K, iron, iodine, chromium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, and other potentially beneficial trace elements such as boron to determine the roles, if any, they play in health. The book also: Reviews selected components of food that may influence the bioavailability of these compounds. Develops estimates of dietary intake of these compounds that are compatible with good nutrition throughout the life span and that may decrease risk of chronic disease where data indicate they play a role. Determines Tolerable Upper Intake levels for each nutrient reviewed where adequate scientific data are available in specific population subgroups. Identifies research needed to improve knowledge of the role of these micronutrients in human health. This book will be important to professionals in nutrition research and education.

Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book

Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book

  • Author: Christine A. Gleason,Sherin Devaskar
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455727148
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1520
  • View: 1136
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Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, edited by Christine A. Gleason and Sherin U. Devaskar, is a practical, clinical reference for diagnosing and managing of all the important diseases affecting newborns. Thoroughly revised by a team of new editors, this edition provides new perspectives and updated coverage of genetics, nutrition, respiratory conditions, MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and more. This authoritative reference is ideal as a clinical resource or subspecialty review tool. Treat newborns effectively with focused coverage of diagnosis and management, including pertinent developmental physiology and the pathogenesis of neonatal problems. Meet every challenge you face in neonatology with Avery’s authoritative, comprehensive clinical resource and subspecialty review tool. Navigate quickly and easily with extensive cross-referencing throughout the organ-related sections. Stay current with coverage of hot topics including MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and the developing intestinal microbiome. Tap into the fresh perspectives of new editors who provide extensive updates throughout, particularly on genetic and respiratory disorders. Apply the latest nutritional findings with thorough discussions of this valuable information in the more comprehensive nutrition section. Master the fundamentals of neonatology through the greater emphasis on developmental biology and pathobiology.

Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health

Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health

A Multidimensional Approach

  • Author: Lorna Davies,Sharon McDonald
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0443103399
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 296
  • View: 3229
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This book contains the most up-to-date & comprehensive information on how to perform a complete assessment of the newborn infant. Specialists from different disciplines provide in-depth information on examination of the body systems, & the book includes discussion of the psychosocial & emotional elements.

Physiology in Childbearing

Physiology in Childbearing

With Anatomy and Related Biosciences

  • Author: Dorothy Stables,Jean Rankin
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702044113
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 800
  • View: 8194
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This ISBN is now out of print. A new edition with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044762. 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. Follows childbearing from preconception to postnatal care and the neonate Logical progression through the body systems Highly illustrated, with simple diagrams Emphasises links between knowledge and practice to promote clinical skills Main points summarised to aid study. Website: 10 multiple-choice questions per chapter for self-testing Downloadable illustrations, with and without labels Fully searchable.