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Change and adaptation in pregnancy

Murray I & Hassall J (2014) Change and adaptation in pregnancy. In: Marshall J, Raynor M (ed.). Myles Textbook for Midwives, 16th ed, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, pp. 143-177.


This chapter reviews the anatomical and physiological adaptations which occur in almost every body system throughout pregnancy. The midwife's understanding of the changes and her ability to recognise deviations from the normal is fundamental in the management of all pregnancies, enabling her to provide appropriate midwifery care to each woman, inlcuding those affected by a pre-existing illness

Pregnancy; change and adaptation, physiology; common disorders; diagnosis

EditorMarshall J, Raynor M
AuthorsMurray Irene, Hassall Jenny
Publication date05/2014
PublisherChurchill Livingstone
Place of publicationEdinburgh
ISBN 978-0-7020-5145-6
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