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Prenatal Care: Effectiveness and Implementation / Edition 1

Prenatal Care: Effectiveness and Implementation / Edition 1

by Marie C. McCormick, Joanna E. SiegelMarie C. McCormick


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This key clinical resource evaluates the effectiveness of prenatal care interventions and provides a framework for prenatal care that looks beyond the limited perspective of immediate neonatal outcomes. Ultimately, the book improves the content and implementation of prenatal care by shifting the focus away from short-term technocentric medical advances to concentrate on the broader public health issues. A unique aspect of this work is its focus on the effectiveness of prenatal care interventions in promoting the long-term health of women and children. Chapters review traditional medical interventions, as well as social support and behavioral interventions during prenatal care. Effectiveness is considered within the context of their implications for public policy and service delivery. An important resource for clinicians, policy makers and health care managers, the book provides important evidence of the prenatal care services that improve long-term maternal and child health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521661966
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/07/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 363
Product dimensions: 6.89(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Prenatal Care and Complications of Pregnancy: 1. Effect of prenatal care upon medical conditions in pregnancy Phillip Stubblefield; 2. Health behaviors during pregnancy: risks and interventions Lisa L. Paine and Lisa M. Garceau; Part II. Preventing Prematurity: 3. Causes of prematurity David A. Savitz and Lisa M. Pastore; 4. Interventions to prevent prematurity Robert L. Goldenberg and Dwight J. Rouse; 5. Long-term outcomes of prematurity Marie C. McCormick; Part III. New Findings and Long-Term Evidence on Intrauterine Growth Restriction: 6. Causes of intrauterine growth restriction Kathleen Maher Rasmussen; 7. Impact of prenatal care on intrauterine growth restriction Linda J. Heffner; 8. Short- and long-term outcomes of intrauterine growth restriction Kathleen G. Nelson; Part IV. Preventing and Treathing Birth Defects: 9. Prevalence and etiology of birth defects Joan M. Stoler; 10. Developing fetal diagnostic technologies Richard B. Parad; 11. Options following the diagnosis of a fetal anomaly Mark I. Evans, Yuval Yaron, Ralph L. Kramer and Mark P. Johnson; Part V. Prentatal Care as an Integral Component of Women's Health Care: 12. Opportunities for improving maternal and infant health through prenatal oral health care James J. Crall; 13. Family planning: need and opportunities Lorraine V. Klerman; 14. Maternal-fetal conflict is not a useful construct Wendy Chavkin and Peter Bernstein; 15. Linking prenatal care with women's health care Paul H. Wise and Marisa Brett; 16. A European perspective on prenatal care: an integrated system Jacques Milliez; Epilogue: a commentary on the cost-effectiveness of prenatal care Joanna E. Siegel and Marie C. McCormick; Index.

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