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Varney's Midwifery, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, University of California at San Francisco, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, Baylor University
Jan M. Kriebs, CNM, MSN, FACNM, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland
Jenifer O. Fahey, CNM, MSN, MPH, University of Maryland, Maryland
Carolyn L. Gegor, CNM, MS, FACNM, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
Helen Varney, CNM, DHL (Hon.), MSN, FACNM, Yale University School of Nursing - Nurse Midwifery Program, New Haven, Connecticut
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284025415
  • Hardcover    1300 pages      © 2015
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The gold standard for midwives and students is back with Varney’s Midwifery, Fifth Edition. New to this edition are chapters describing the profession of midwifery, reproductive physiology, clinical genetics, and support for women in labor. Interwoven throughout is information on primary care, gynecology, maternity care, and neonatal care.

With chapters written by a variety of expert midwives and an increased emphasis on reproductive anatomy and physiology, this new edition assists students and clinicians in understanding not only what to do but why. Updated to reflect evidence-based care, this edition also discusses the pathophysiology of various conditions in the context of normal changes in the reproductive cycle. Also included are numerous new anatomical and clinical illustrations.

In this edition, the skills chapters have been significantly revised and reformatted into relevant chapter appendices to help students, new midwives, and international readers learn essential skills in sequential steps. These critical midwifery skills include performing a pelvic examination, hand maneuvers for birth, delivery of a fetus in breech presentation, and current evidence-based steps for managing a postpartum hemorrhage.

New Chapters Include:

  • Professional Midwifery Today
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Breast Conditions
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
  • Physiologic Changes in Pregnancy and Fetal Development
  • Genetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy: Placental, Fetal, and Maternal Adaptations
  • Support for Women in Labor
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Postpartum
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Newborn
Part  I  MIDWIFERY
  Chapter  1   The History and Profession of Midwifery in the United States
  Chapter  2  Professional Midwifery Today
  Chapter  3  International Midwifery and Safe Motherhood
Part  II  PRIMARY CARE
  Chapter  4  An Introduction to the Care of Women
  Chapter  5  Pharmacotherapeutics
  Chapter  6  Nutrition
  Chapter  7  Health Promotion and Health Maintenance
  Chapter  8  Primary Care
  Chapter  9  Mental Health Conditions
  Chapter  10  Preconception Care
Part  III  GYNECOLOGY
  Chapter  11  Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
  Chapter  12   Menstrual Cycle Abnormalities
  Chapter  13  Gynecologic Disorders
  Chapter  14  Breast Conditions
  Chapter  15  Reproductive Tract and Sexually Transmitted Infections
  Chapter  16  Family Planning
  Chapter  17  Nonhormonal Contraception
  Chapter  18  Hormonal Contraception
  Chapter  19  Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond
Part  IV  ANTEPARTUM
  Chapter  20  Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy: Placental, Fetal And Maternal Adaptations
  Chapter  21  Genetics
  Chapter  22  Prenatal Care
  Chapter  23  Obstetric Complications in Pregnancy
  Chapter  24  Medical Complications in Pregnancy
Part  V  INTRAPARTUM
  Chapter  25  Anatomy and Physiology during Labor and Birth
  Chapter  26  The First Stage of Labor
  Chapter  27  Fetal Assessment During Labor
  Chapter  28  Support for Women in Labor
  Chapter  29  The Second Stage of Labor and Birth
  Chapter  30  Complications during Labor and Birth
  Chapter  31  Third and Fourth Stages of Labor
  Chapter  32  Birth in the Home and Birth Center
Part  VI  POSTPARTUM
  Chapter  33  Anatomy and Phyiology of Postpartum
  Chapter  34  Postpartum Care
  Chapter  35  Postpartum Complications
  Chapter  36  Breast Feeding and the Mother-Newborn Dyad
Part  NEWBORN  VII
  Chapter  37  Anatomy and Physiology of the Newborn
  Chapter  38  Care of the Newborn at Birth
  Chapter  39  Neonatal Care

Tekoa L. King, CNM, MPH, FACNM-University of California at San Francisco, Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences University of California at San Francisco San Francisco, California Deputy Editor Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

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Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM-Baylor University

Professor and Director of Graduate Program
Baylor University
Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Dallas, Texas

Jan M. Kriebs, CNM, MSN, FACNM-University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland

Jan Kriebs is director of the midwifery practice and assistant professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Maryland Medical School. She is a graduate of the Yale University nurse-midwifery program, and has over 20 years experience in clinical practice. She participated in the USPHS Primary Care Policy Fellowship in 1997, and was elected to fellowship in the ACNM the same year. She is currently a regional representative on the ACNM Fellowship Board of Governors. As the co-author of Varney's Midwifery, Fourth Edition, and co-editor of the forthcoming primary care text for midwives, she remains committed to ensuring access to the highest quality care for all women, and the promotion of midwifery as the standard of women's health care.

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Jenifer O. Fahey, CNM, MSN, MPH-University of Maryland, Maryland

Jenifer Fahey, CNM, MSN, MPH is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Maryland Medical School. She received her Master of Public Health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health in 1997. In May 2000, she earned her MSN from Yale University's School of Nursing where she studied under Helen Varney in the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty.

Carolyn L. Gegor, CNM, MS, FACNM-Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.

Carolyn L. Gegor is currently teaching midwifery at Georgetown University. She established midwifery practices at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University to provide full scope care to women, to teach, and to participate in research. Ms. Gegor has lectured and published on midwifery, ultrasound, and professional liability. Her goal has always been to further the profession and philosophy of midwifery with respect for women and through the appropriate use of technology. Ms. Gegor has been active with ACNM in the areas of Clinical Practice and Professional Liability, and is a member of the ACNM Foundation Board of Directors.

Helen Varney, CNM, DHL (Hon.), MSN, FACNM-Yale University School of Nursing - Nurse Midwifery Program, New Haven, Connecticut