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Author Enkin, Murray.

Title A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth / Murray Enkin ... [and others] ; with the editorial assistance of Eleanor Enkin
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.24 Enk/Gte 1995  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 429 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford medical publications.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Basic Care -- 1. Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth -- 2. Evaluating care in pregnancy and childbirth -- 3. Social, financial and psychological support during pregnancy and childbirth -- 4. Antenatal classes -- 5. Lifestyle during pregnancy -- 6. Dietary modification in pregnancy -- Screening -- 7. Formal risk scoring -- 8. Imaging ultrasound in pregnancy -- 9. Screening for congenital anomalies -- 10. Screening for pre-eclampsia -- 11. Gestational diabetes -- 12. Assessment of fetal growth, size, and wellbeing -- Pregnancy Problems -- 13. Unpleasant symptoms in pregnancy -- 14. Prevention of miscarriage -- 15. Hypertension in pregnancy -- 16. Fetal compromise -- 17. Multiple pregnancy -- 18. Rhesus isoimmunization -- 19. Infection in pregnancy -- 20. Diabetes in pregnancy -- 21. Bleeding in the latter half of the pregnancy -- 22. Suspected fetopelvic disproportion and abnormal lie -- 23. Prelabour rupture of the membranes -- 24. Preterm labour -- 25. Promoting pulmonary maturity -- 26. Post-term pregnancy -- 27. Fetal death -- Childbirth -- 28. Social and professional support in childbirth -- 29. Hospital practices -- 30. Care of the fetus during labour -- 31. Monitoring the progress of labour -- 32. The second stage of labour -- 33. The third stage of labour -- Problems During Childbirth -- 34. Control of pain in labour -- 35. Prolonged labour -- 36. Repair of perineal trauma -- 37. Preterm birth -- 38. Labour and delivery after previous caesarean section -- Techniques of Induction and Operative Delivery -- 39. Preparing for induction of labour -- 40. Methods of inducing labour -- 41. Instrumental vaginal delivery -- 42. Caesarean section -- 43. Prophylactic antibiotics with caesarean section -- Care After Childbirth -- 44. Immediate care of the newborn infant -- 45. Care of the new mother and baby -- 46. Breastfeeding -- 47. Perineal pain and discomfort -- 48. Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding -- 49. Loss and grief in the perinatal period -- Synopsis -- 50. Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth: a synopsis -- Table 1 Beneficial forms of care -- Table 2 Forms of care likely to be beneficial -- Table 3 Forms of care with a trade off between beneficial and adverse effects -- Table 4 Forms of care of unknown effectiveness -- Table 5 Forms of care unlikely to be beneficial -- Table 6 Forms of care likely to be ineffective or harmful
Summary All the main findings and conclusions of these publications are available here in an easily readable, inexpensive, and updated form. The new edition is extensively revised and rewritten, incorporating the results of the important evidence about the effects of care during pregnancy and childbirth that has accumulated since the first edition was published. The first edition received critical acclaim because its conclusions were based on sound evidence and has become a unique reference source for evaluating care policies and practices
The second edition of A guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth will be invaluable to anyone involved in the care of pregnant women, and to expectant parents. The book is about the effects of care given and received during pregnancy and childbirth. Fifteen years ago the authors began a systematic review of the evidence. They analysed more than 7000 of the best clinical research studies, and classified the elements of care as effective, promising, not proven either way, or not worth using. The result of this work was two major publications: Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth and a regularly updated electronic database of reviews
Analysis Women Pregnancy
Antenatal Care
Notes Previously published under the heading of Enkin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Childbirth.
Labor (Obstetrics)
Prenatal care.
Prenatal Care.
Labor, Obstetric.
Prenatal Care.
Author Enkin, Eleanor.
Enkin, Murray.
LC no. 95186803
ISBN 0192623249 (paperback)