This second guide in the Midwifery Essentials Series covers midwifery care for women in the antenatal period, considering: models of antenatal care; booking history; health in pregnancy; monitoring maternal physical and emotional wellbeing; blood tests in pregnancy; antenatal screening for fetal abnormality; monitoring fetal wellbeing during antenatal care, and preparing for the birth.
This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (Basics, Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal, Infant Feeding) provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules.
England 2nd edition 2018