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Antenatal care

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. 9224 words.

Confirmation of pregnancy 44

Adaptation to pregnancy 46

Blood values in pregnancy 50

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Antenatal care

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. 7910 words.

This chapter comprises confirming the pregnancy, the signs and symptoms of pregnancy, pregnancy testing and how to go about it, pregnancy adaptation, how the body changes in response to the...

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Antenatal education

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. 1564 words.

In developed countries, the widespread popularity of antenatal classes testifies to the desire of expectant parents for childbirth education and peer support. As there are benefits in terms...

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Artificial feeding

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. 5064 words.

Introduction 708

Suppression of lactation 710

Selecting an appropriate substitute 712

Types of...

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Artificial feeding

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. 5736 words.

Although breastfeeding is the gold standard not all mothers are able or willing to breastfeed their infants. This chapter endeavours to take a balanced view of the issues associated with...

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Assessment of fetal growth, size, and well-being

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. 4782 words.

“A wide range of tests of fetal well-being have been introduced during the last thirty years, and have enjoyed waves of popularity. Both biochemical tests (which monitor the endocrine...

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Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy

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. 2345 words.

Bleeding in the second-half of pregnancy constitutes a possibly lifethreatening condition. All professionals who care for women during pregnancy and childbirth must be aware of the causes...

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Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding

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. 1142 words.

The available evidence suggests that physical methods of lactation suppression, such as breast binding, are as effective or more effective than pharmacological methods in the longer term,...

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Breastfeeding

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. 6110 words.

Chapter 46 covers breastfeeding, including antenatal preparation, early versus later suckling, the importance of correct positioning, the importance of flexibility, ‘supplementing’ the...

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Breastfeeding

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. 15118 words.

Constituents of breast milk 658

Advantages of breastfeeding 660

Contraindications to breastfeeding 661

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