New Edition
The Midwives' Guide to Key Medical Conditions,
Edition 2 Pregnancy and Childbirth
By Linda Wylie, BA MN RGN RM RMT

Publication Date: 22 Jul 2016

The Midwives’ Guide to Key Medical Conditions is designed to help practitioners manage pregnancy and childbirth in women with systemic disease, recognize the early onset of disease-related pregnancy complications, and determine when it may be necessary to refer patients to another member of the healthcare team. The volume is ideal for all midwives, whether qualified or in training.

Key Features

    • Written by well-known authorities in the field to ensure that the information is perfectly tailored to the midwifery student
    • Accessible writing style and clear artwork program helps make learning easy
    • Recaps on the underlying anatomy and physiology for the relevant body system
    • Explains the normal physiological changes that occur during pregnancy
    • Summarises the relative risk of the specific disorder in the context of overall maternal mortality
    • Explains the pathophysiology of a given condition, with emphasis on its impact on pregnancy
    • Explores the relevant management the neonate and the likely impact of the medical disorder on future pregnancies
    • Places particular emphasis on the management of critical illness and medical emergencies

New Features

  • Risk management and the use of pathways of care
  • Management of obesity
  • Sepsis and infectious diseases
  • Additional pre-existing chronic disorders
About the author
By Linda Wylie, BA MN RGN RM RMT
Table of Contents

1. The midwife's role

2. Hypertensive disorders

3. Cardiac disorders

4. Thromboembolic disorders

5. Haematological disorders

6. Respiratory problems

7. Renal disorders

8. Epilepsy and other neurological conditions

9. Disorders of the endocrine system

10. Eating disorders

11. Disorders of the gastrointestinal system

12. Sepsis and infections in pregnancy and childbirth

13. Other medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth

Book Reviews

Amazon review comments (previous editions)

As a student midwife I have found this book invaluable to my training. It covers common medical conditions and their effects on pregnancy. The volume has proved especially useful for several of my second year assignments which focus more on the 'abnormal’ pregnancy. I will continue to use this book throughout my training and once qualified.

This book is very well written and provides in-depth knowledge on key medical conditions. It is an essential part of any student midwife's reading list, easy to read yet containing the right level of information required. Brilliant!

Excellent resource for lectures and writing assignments. Well written, easy to understand and relevant to my degree course. I would highly recommend it!

Excellent book and ideal as it gets straight to the point without useless information.

Fantastic.. it has been used in most assignments and has lots of useful and up-to-date information in it. A must for midwifery students!

Book details
ISBN: 9780702055706
Page Count: 280
Illustrations : 57 illustrations (57 in full color)
Retail Price : £27.99
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