1st Edition

Infections Affecting Pregnancy and Childbirth

ISBN 9781909368354
Published February 4, 2015 by CRC Press
384 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

This full-colour book provides midwives with highly practical, readily accessible information on the wide range of infections affecting pregnancy and childbirth. It comprehensively outlines the vital role of the midwife in infection, including prevention, identification of high-risk individuals, educational opportunities, signs and symptoms, sample collection, screening and ongoing care.

Table of Contents


Infectious Organisms and the Immune System

Common Infections Associated with Childbirth

Sexually Transmitted Infections




Viral Hepatitis

Serious Respiratory Infections

Whooping Cough

Viral Rash Illness in Pregnancy

Food Borne Illness in Pregnancy

Vector-Transmitted Diseases

Infection Control Issues


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"an invaluable source of knowledge and information […] would highly recommend to all midwifery students, midwives and allied health care professionals."- Cathy Ashwin, Prinicipal Editor, MIDIRS