Examination of the Newborn
A Practical Guide
Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge – 224 pages
This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for midwives and other practitioners concerned with neonatal examination of the newborn infant. It encourages the reader to view each mother and baby as unique, taking into account their experiences preconceptually, antenatally and through childbirth. The text covers:
This all-in-one text is designed so that each chapter can be read independently and contains useful summaries, scenarios and appendices for student and practicing midwives and other practitioners.
Introduction 1. In the Beginning 2. Fetal Development: Influential factors 3. Assessment of Fetal Well-being in the Antenatal Period 4. Risks to the Fetus During Childbirth 5. Neonatal Examination 6. Abnormal Findings and Congenital Abnormalities 7. Accountability and Effective Care Appendix 1. Safe Sleeping Environment for Baby Appendix 2. Useful Addresses