A Clinical Guide to Maternity and Women's Health Care (Hardcover)
Maternity refers to the time period during pregnancy and soon after childbirth. It presents various health risks to a woman. It comes with major changes and challenges in the physical, emotional and social health of a woman. It is necessary to provide appropriate health care to the woman going through the maternity period. The conditions such as hemorrhage, eclampsia, sepsis and obstructed labor often lead to maternal death. Maternal health is affected by several factors such as early marriage, home birth and various cultural attitudes towards sexuality. The woman going through pregnancy often deals with various non-fatal health problems such as ectopic pregnancy, preterm labor, gestational diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum, obstetrical fistulae, and anemia. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of maternity and women's health care. It will also provide interesting topics for research which interested readers can take up. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.