Midwives are encountering more and more women whose pregnancies are complicated by medical conditions. The number of women with cardiac disease becoming pregnant is growing each year, obesity, older age and the complex health problems of women born outside the United Kingdom have also been identified as key factors, and women with serious medical c
Table of Contents
Diabetes mellitus. Cardiac system. Common cardiac conditions, drugs and methods of assessment. Haematological disorders. The renal system, hypertension and pre-eclampsia. Disorders of respiratory system. Disorders of the digestive tract. Disorders of the nervous system. Autoimmune disorders. Thyroid disease. Eating disorders.
Judy Bothamley is Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of West London, UK.
Maureen Boyle is Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of West London, UK.