Designed to meet the needs of today's students, Lowdermilk's "Maternity Nursing, 8th edition" addresses the fundamentals of maternity nursing in a concise, focused presentation. Integrating the importance of understanding family, culture, and health promotion into the continuum of care, it also includes integration of community-based care to emphasize that nursing care takes place in many settings. "Maternity Nursing" focuses on childbearing issues and concerns, including care of the newborn, but also addresses wellness promotion and management of common women's health problems.
Table of Contents
1. 21st Century Maternity Nursing: Culturally Competent, Family and Community Focused Unit One: Reproductive Years 2. Assessment and Health Promotion 3. Common Concerns 4. Contraception, Abortion, and Infertility Unit Two: Pregnancy 5. Genetics, Conception, and Fetal Development 6. Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy 7. Nursing Care of the Family during Pregnancy 8. Maternal and Fetal Nutrition Unit Three: Childbirth 9. Labor and Birth Processes 10. Management of Discomfort 11. Fetal Assessment during Labor 12. Nursing Care of the Family during Labor and Birth Unit Four: Postpartum Period 13. Maternal Physiologic Changes 14. Nursing Care of the Family during the Fourth Trimester 15. Transition to Parenthood Unit Five: The Newborn 16. Physiologic and Behavioral Adaptations 17. Assessment and Care of the Newborn and Family 18. Newborn Nutrition and Feeding Unit Six: Complications of Childbearing 19. Assessment of High Risk Pregnancy 20. Pregnancy at Risk: Preexisting Conditions 21. Pregnancy at Risk: Gestational Conditions 22. Labor and Birth at Risk 23. Postpartum Complications 24. The Newborn at Risk