Myles Survival Guide to Midwifery
Myles Survival Guide to Midwifery,
Edition 3
By Maureen D. Raynor, MA PGCEA ADM RMN RN RM and Christine Catling, RM MSc (Mid) PhD

Publication Date: 12 May 2017

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The latest edition of the Survival Guide to Midwifery continues to offer readers with a wealth of information presented in a quick reference format which is perfectly tailored for use in the clinical environment.

Fully updated throughout and now with new authorship, the book covers the core essentials of midwifery with topics that range from anatomy and reproduction, change and adaptation in pregnancy, antenatal care, clinical investigations, abnormalities and common medical problems. Other areas include obstetric emergencies, physical problems and complications in the puerperium, infant feeding, and the sick neonate.

Now rebranded as Myles Survival Guide to Midwifery, this popular title will be ideal for midwives – whether qualified or in training – in all parts of the world.

Key Features

  • Helpful bullet point style allows rapid access to essential information
  • Useful revision guide for examinations and assessments
  • Contains common abbreviations, medications, drug calculations, glossary of common terms, and normal values

New Features

  • Thoroughly revised to reflect key developments in current midwifery practice
  • Now includes further reading and useful website addresses
About the author
By Maureen D. Raynor, MA PGCEA ADM RMN RN RM, Senior Lecturer (Midwifery), De Montfort University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Leicester, UK and Christine Catling, RM MSc (Mid) PhD, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Table of Contents


1 The Female Pelvis and the Reproductive Organs

2 The Female Urinary Tract

3 Hormonal Cycles

4 The Placenta

5 The Fetus


6 Preparing for Pregnancy

7 Change and Adaptation in Pregnancy

8 Common Disorders of and Exercises for Pregnancy

9 Antenatal Care

10 Specialised Fetal Investigations

11 Abnormalities of Early Pregnancy

12 Problems of Pregnancy

13 Common Medical Disorders Associated with Pregnancy

14 Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

15 Sexually Transmissible and Reproductive Tract Infections in Pregnancy

16 Multiple Pregnancy


17 The First Stage of Labour

18 The Second Stage of Labour

19 The Third Stage of Labour

20 Prolonged Pregnancy and Disorders of Uterine Action

21 Malpositions of the Occiput and Malpresentations

22 Operative Births

23 Midwifery and Obstetric Emergencies


24 Physiology and Care in the Puerperium

25 Physical Problems and Complications in the Puerperium

26 Perinatal Mental Health


27 The Baby at Birth and Neonatal Resuscitation

28 The Normal Baby

29 Infant Feeding

30 The Healthy Low-Birth-Weight Baby

31 Recognising the Ill Baby

32 Respiratory Problems

33 Trauma During Birth, Haemorrhage and Convulsions

34 Congenital Malformations

35 Jaundice and Infection

36 Metabolic Disturbances, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Endocrine Disorders and Drug Withdrawal

37 Complementary Therapies and Maternity Care

Appendix 1 Drugs (Medicines)

Appendix 2 An Aid to Calculations Used in Midwifery Practice

Appendix 3Normal Values in Pregnancy

Appendix 4 Glossary of Selected Terms

Book details
ISBN: 9780702071713
Page Count: 14
Retail Price: £21.99