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Antenatal care

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

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

P ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery; Obstetrics. 9237 words.

Confirmation of pregnancy - Adaptation to pregnancy - Blood values in pregnancy - The booking interview - Taking a sexual history - Principles of antenatal screening - Screening for risk in...

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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

P ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery. 5060 words.

Introduction - Suppression of lactation - Selecting an appropriate substitute - Types of formula milks - Alternatives to modified cow's milk formulas - Nutritional requirements of formula-fed...

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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

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

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

P ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Midwifery. 15152 words.

Constituents of breast milk - Advantages of breastfeeding - Contraindications to breastfeeding - Management of breastfeeding - The 10 steps to successful breastfeeding - Support for...

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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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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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