Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective, 3e (Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Physiology)
Provide the best care possible with expert insight and clinically relevant coverage of the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience - prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal. This text provides a solid foundation for assessment and therapeutic interventions, featuring an emphasis on the evolving interrelationships between mother, fetus, and neonate and adaptations of preterm and term infants to the extrauterine environment. This edition offers a new chapter on fetal assessment and surveillance, as well as expanded coverage of the physiologic basis for reproduction.
- Solid coverage of the physiologic bases for assessment and therapeutic interventions make this an ideal resource for advanced practice.
- Unit One examines the physiologic foundations for the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods, including information on placental, myometrial, and lactation physiology.
- Units Two and Three each provide an in-depth study of physiologic adaptations and developmental physiology for major body systems or metabolic processes.
- Clinical applications relevant to patient care are linked to underlying scientific rationales, helping you provide the most effective care.
- Comprehensive tables and illustrations highlight important concepts and summarize key information.
- A new Fetal Assessment chapter reviews the physiology of fetal heart function and heart rate patterns, fetal response to hypoxia, and clinical implications for surveillance of the fetus during pregnancy, labor, and birth.
- International units of measure have been added to reflect global practice.
- The chapter on Physiologic Basis for Reproduction features expanded content on key areas such as endocrinology and an increased emphasis on clinical implications.
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