Physiology in Childbearing E-Book: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences 4th Edition

The new edition of Physiology in Childbearing with Anatomy and Related Biosciences continues to offer readers with a sound introduction to human biology as it relates to pregnancy and childbirth. The new edition retains the online question bank with downloadable image collection and is suitable for midwives – whether qualified or in training – throughout the world.

Straightforward writing style helps demystify a challenging subject area
Applies theory to practice to show how a knowledge of the biological sciences can enhance the care given to mothers and babies
Designed to facilitate early recognition of pathology to help prevent morbidity and mortality
Ideal introduction to basic biochemistry, cellular biology and genetics for those who have no prior knowledge of the subject areas
Chapters on embryology help explain the occurrence of neonatal pathology
A ‘body systems approach’ – including embryological development – enables an understanding of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during pregnancy
Clear diagrams allow an understanding of the complex three-dimensional concepts seen in biology
Helpful pedagogy such as ‘Main Points’ boxes at the end of each chapter act as useful aide-memoires
Enhances the safety of mothers and babies, both in the developed world and those countries where the provision of adequate care remains limited
Revised contributor team provides an international perspective
Updated design presents shorter sections of information with concise summaries of ‘key points’ and easy to interpret figures and tables


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