Section 1: Anatomy and Reproduction 1. The Female Pelvis and the Reproductive Organs 2. The Female Urinary Tract 3. Hormonal Cycles: Fertilisation and Early Development 4. The Placenta 5. The Fetus Section 2: Pregnancy 6. Preparing for Pregnancy 7. Change and Adaptation in Pregnancy 8. Common Disorders and Useful Exercises 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 Section 3: Labour 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 Deliveries 23. Obstetric Emergencies Section 4: Puerperium 24. Physiology and Care in the Puerperium 25. Physical Problems and Complications in the Puerperium 26. The Psychology and Psychopathology of Childbearing Section 5: The Newborn Baby 27. The Baby at Birth 28. The Normal Baby 29. Feeding 30. The Healthy Low Birthweight Baby 31. Recognising the Ill Baby 32. Respiratory Problems 33. Trauma during Birth, Haemorrhage and Convulsions 34. Congenital Abnormalities 35. Jaundice and Infection 36. Metabolic Problems, Endocrine Disorders and Drug Withdrawal Section 6: Supporting Safe Practice 37. Supervision of Midwives 38. Complementary Medicine and Maternity Care Appendix I Drugs Appendix II Normal Values in Pregnancy Appendix III Glossary of Terms and Definitions
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