Maternal Care

Greenfield, D. ; Louw, H. ; Petersen, M.


Maternal Care addresses all the common and important problems that occur during pregnancy, labour, delivery and the puerperium. It covers the antenatal and postnatal care of healthy women with normal pregnancies, monitoring and managing the progress of labour, specific medical problems during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, family planning, and regionalised perinatal care. Skills chapters teach clinical examination in pregnancy and labour, routine screening tests, the use of an antenatal card and partogram, measuring blood pressure, detecting proteinuria, and performing and repairing an episiotomy. Maternal Care is aimed at health workers in level 1 hospitals or clinics.

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