The updated edition of Prenatal and Postnatal Care offers a comprehensive text for the care of the woman during the childbearing year. The expert author team presents information needed to master foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psychology, culture, and structure of preconception, prenatal and postnatal care, and the management of common health problems in the childbearing year.
This edition has been revised throughout and contains 6 new chapters on the following topics: prenatal ultrasound, triage of the pregnant woman, assisting women to development confidence for physiologic birth, pregnancy after infertility, oral health, and issues around diversity and inclusion in prenatal and postnatal care. Additional highlights include new and updated content on pregnant women in the workplace, prenatal genetic testing, trauma-informed care, and transgender pregnancy care. The second edition also includes commonly used complementary therapies and offers more detailed information on shared decision-making and planning for birth.
Prenatal and Postnatal Care:
Provides expanded faculty resources with case studies and test questions for each chapter
Offers a comprehensive text that covers essential aspects of prenatal and postnatal care of the childbearing woman
Builds on the edition that won the Book of the Year award from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) in 2015.
This revised, authoritative text is an ideal resource for midwifery, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, and healthcare providers working with pregnant and postpartum women
About the Author
The three editors are professionally active with many years of experience in midwifery and women’shealth clinical practice, education, and scholarship.
Robin G. Jordan, PhD, CNM, FACNM is a certified nurse-midwife and midwifery educator. She is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP programs at Georgetown University. She is engaged in local and national political advocacy with a special focus on women’s health and health policy.
Cindy L. Farley, PhD, CNM, FACNM is a certified nurse-midwife and midwifery educator. She is currently a full time Associate Professor in the Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP programs at Georgetown University. She serves as a locum tenens midwife to two midwifery practices caring for Amish women in Ohio.
Karen Trister Grace, PhD©, MSN, CNM is a certified nurse-midwife and midwifery educator. She is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP programs at Georgetown University. She is engaged in doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a research focus in reproductive coercion