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Breastfeeding

Janet Medforth, Linda Ball, Angela Walker, Sue Battersby and Sarah Stables.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

March 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery. 16963 words.

This chapter considers all aspects of breastfeeding. The latest Baby Friendly Initiative standards are detailed, along with the advantages of, and contraindications to, breastfeeding. The...

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Calcium in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Sir Peter Gluckman, Mark Hanson, Chong Yap Seng and Anne Bardsley.

in Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Midwifery. 4118 words.

Most calcium in the body is present in the skeleton, where it serves a structural role and also as a reservoir for use in other tissues. During pregnancy, calcium is accumulated in the...

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Care of the fetus during labor

Murray Enkin, Marc J. N. C. Keirse, James Neilson, Caroline Crowther, Lelia Duley, Ellen Hodnett and Justus Hofmeyr.

in A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

June 2000; p ublished online July 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Primary Care; Midwifery. 4987 words.

Chapter 30 discusses care of the fetus during labor, including clinical methods of fetal monitoring during labor, auscultation of the fetal heart, assessment of the amniotic fluid,...

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Care of the newborn

Janet Medforth, Linda Ball, Angela Walker, Sue Battersby and Sarah Stables.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

March 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery. 23184 words.

This is a comprehensive chapter giving details of the management of the neonate who is well and also management protocols for neonates who are suffering from a number of common difficulties...

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Care of the newborn

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery; Neonatology. 23434 words.

Examination of the newborn: monitoring progress 578

Reflexes in the newborn 580

Screening tests 581

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Cesarean section

Murray Enkin, Marc J. N. C. Keirse, James Neilson, Caroline Crowther, Lelia Duley, Ellen Hodnett and Justus Hofmeyr.

in A Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth

June 2000; p ublished online July 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Primary Care; Midwifery. 1539 words.

Maternal morbidity after cesarean section has not been studied as systematically as the maternal mortality associated with the operation, but the problem is undoubtedly substantial. Febrile...

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Choline in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Sir Peter Gluckman, Mark Hanson, Chong Yap Seng and Anne Bardsley.

in Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Midwifery. 1628 words.

Choline is required for the structural integrity of cell membranes and is involved in methyl-group metabolism, neurotransmission, transmembrane signalling, and lipid and cholesterol...

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Conceptual background to healthy growth and development

Sir Peter Gluckman, Mark Hanson, Chong Yap Seng and Anne Bardsley.

in Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Midwifery. 4840 words.

This chapter reviews the concepts of developmental plasticity and mismatch, critical periods for exposures, and the emergent science of epigenetics to explain how relatively subtle changes...

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Contraception

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery; Obstetrics. 12355 words.

Contraception 524

Lactational amenorrhoea method 528

Combined oral contraceptive: ‘the pill’ 530

When...

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Contraception

Janet Medforth, Linda Ball, Angela Walker, Sue Battersby and Sarah Stables.

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery 3e

March 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery. 12526 words.

General guidance on the role of the midwife in giving advice on contraception introduces this chapter. The chapter then covers the latest advice on contraceptive methods, including hormonal...

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