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Care for pregnant women who are obese - Tina Lavender

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Title
Care for pregnant women who are obese
Author
Tina Lavender
format
Address book
Publisher
Quay
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20100501

This is the first book to focus on the growing epidemic of obesity and how this is affecting the care of the pregnant woman, the health of their babies and the effects on maternal services.

It will be relevant to any healthcare professional across the maternity services as the content deals with a wide range of health care issues from the common medical problems for the mother and baby as well as nutrition, breastfeeding and antenatal and postnatal care. It also examines the unique surgical and anesthetics consideration and the psychological impact for obese pregnant women. It provides up-to-date information to guide clinical practice. Each chapter has been written by an expert in their field, and provides a review of the current evidence and advice on how healthcare professionals should be caring women with a raised body mass index.


Yana Richens, RGN, RM, BSc (hons) MSc, is a Consultant Midwife at University College London Hospital.

Tina Lavender PhD, MSc, RM, is a Professor of Midwifery at the University of Manchester.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Prenatal care.|Obesity in women.|Overweight women - Medical care.|Pregnancy - Complications.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
256

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