By Melissa M. Adams, Greg R. Alexander, Russell S. Kirby, Mary Slay Wingate
Written by way of Melissa M. Adams, Greg R. Alexander, Russell S. Kirby, Martha S. Wingate, collage of Alabama, Birmingham
Advances in scientific technological know-how, public overall healthiness, and wellbeing and fitness care interventions throughout the 20th century have ended in dramatic decreases in youngster and maternal mortality. still disparities in baby and maternal well-being persist. simply because their overall healthiness continues to be an important public health and wellbeing indicator, Perinatal Epidemiology synthesizes perinatal wisdom during the lens of public healthiness perform. This accomplished textual content makes use of a constant, logical structure to supply readers:
- A spectrum of issues affecting maternal and child health and wellbeing: reproductive health and wellbeing matters, maternal and toddler morbidity and mortality, and gestation and fetal growth..
- Information on well timed concerns, together with infertility, gestational diabetes, preterm supply, postpartum melancholy, and SIDS.
- Detailed discussions of present epidemiological traits, measures and size concerns, info assets, and chance and protecting elements for every covered.
- In-depth attention of public well-being interventions and their availability, strengths and limitations.
- Emerging parts of curiosity and instructions for research.
- Text containers, definitions of key words, dialogue questions, appendices, and different beneficial features.
Perinatal Epidemiology is a worthwhile, prepared source for public well-being pros in maternal and baby care, copy and fertility. Its accessibility and easy-use structure make it an both powerful textbook for classes in those fields in addition to for complicated clinical and nursing scholars in OB/GYN and pediatrics.
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