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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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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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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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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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Control of pain in 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; Pain Medicine. 6523 words.

Chapter 34 discusses control of pain in labor, including non-pharmacological methods (techniques that reduce painful stimuli, maternal movement and position changes, counter-pressure, and...

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Diabetes in 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. 2938 words.

Chapter 20 discusses diabetes in pregnancy, and covers prepregnancy counseling and assessment, general care during pregnancy, diabetic control, obstetric care, care in labor and delivery,...

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Dietary modification in 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. 3231 words.

“Chapter 6 discusses the relation between the diet of the mother and the well-being of the fetus and infant continues to be a matter of controversy. Observational studies have generated...

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