Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Paperback | June 1, 2000

byMurray Enkin, Marc Keirse, James Neilson

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The third edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. This updated guide summarizes the most authoritative evidence available on the effects of care practices carried out duringpregnancy, childbirth, and immediately after birth, in a clear and readily understandable format. In addition to the details provided in the text, the book concludes with six valuable tables that list the practices which are beneficial, those of unknown effectiveness, and those likely to beineffective or harmful. Based on the most systematic review to date, this comprehensive guide presents the main findings and conclusions in an easily readable, inexpensive, and conveniently-sized form. This third edition has been completely updated to include the new research evidence availablesince publication of the previous edition. Previous editions have received critical acclaim for conclusions based on sound evidence and have become a unique reference source for evaluating care policies and practices.

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The third edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. This updated guide summarizes the most authoritative evidence available on the effects of care practices carried out duringpregnancy, childbirth, and immediately after...

Murray Enkin is at McMaster University. Marc Keirse is at The Flinders University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.14 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019263173X

ISBN - 13:9780192631732

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Basic Care1. What do we mean by "effective care?"2. Evaluating care in pregnancy and childbirth3. Support for pregnant women4. Antenatal education5. Lifestyle in pregnancy6. Dietary modification in pregnancyScreening7. Risk scoring8. Imaging ultrasound in pregnancy9. Screening for congenial anomalies10. Screening for pre-eclampsia11. Gestational diabetes12. Assessment of fetal growth, size, and well-beingPregnancy problems13. Unpleasant symptoms in pregnancy14. Miscarriage15. Hypertension in pregnancy16. Fetal compromise17. Multiple pregnancy18. Rhesus isoimmunization19. Infection in pregnancy20. Diabetes in pregnancy21. Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy22. Suspected fetopelvic disproportion and abnormal lie23. Prelabor rupture of the membranes24. Preterm labor25. Promoting pulmonary maturity26. Post-term pregnancy27. Fetal deathChildbirth28. Social and professional support in childbirth29. Hospital practices30. Care of the fetus during labor31. Monitoring the progress of labor32. The second stage of labor33. The third stage of laborProblems during childbirth34. Control of pain in labor35. Prolonged labor36. Repair of perineal trauma37. Preterm birth38. Labor and birth after previous cesarean sectionTechniques of induction and operative delivery39. Preparing for induction of labor40. Methods of inducing labor41. Instrumental vaginal delivery42. Cesarean section43. Prophylactic antibiotics with cesarean sectionCare after childbirth44. Immediate care of the newborn infant45. Mother and baby46. Breastfeeding47. Perineal pain and discomfort48. Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding49. Loss and grief in the perinatal periodSynopsis50. Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth: a synopsisTablesIndex

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`Excellent. Those who have not seen it should take the time to become familiar with this "bible" of maternity care. This small volume has become the reference text for anyone who is serious about practising obstetrics using the best evidence available ... this book is a useful update andrefinement of the original work that revolutionized obstetrics textbooks.'Anthony J. Reid, University of Toronto, Canadian Family Physician, (vol. 42, June 1996)