By Stella McKay-Moffat
This ebook is written with either measure and degree pupil midwives in brain. it's cut up into sections, every one alphabetical. the 1st part comprises many of the language of midwifery: phrases, abbreviations and definitions. the second one part includes universal stipulations, techniques, emergency occasions, and helping details. concerning the authors; Foreword by means of Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE, President of the Royal collage of Midwives 1997-2004; Preface; part 1: The Language of Midwifery; part 2: quickly Reference themes; Figures: Flow/action charts; 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: supply of occipito-posterior place; 2.1, 2.2, 2.3: supply of face presentation; 3.1: general haemoglobin Composition; 3.2.1, 3.2.2: basic grownup haemoglobins; 3.3: general Fetal haemoglobin; 3.4.1, 3.4.2: Sickle cellphone haemoglobins; 3.5.1, 3.5.2: Alpha thalassaemia; 3.6.1, 3.6.2: Beta thalassaemia; four: Heel prick websites; 5.1 to 5.9: Placenta varieties
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