Joan Donley's Compendium for Healthy Pregnancy and a Normal Birth


Written by NZ's best-known midwife, a home birth pioneer, this is an essential book for every midwifery student and mother-to-be. Joan's compendium covers a wide range of topics, draws on the experience and evidence of her life's work, and challenges conventional thinking with wit and wisdom.

Section I: PRENATAL Maternal environment, Fetal brain development, Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Workplace hazards and rights

Section 2: GOOD NUTRITION You are what you eat, Vitamins, Weed salad, Cereal/nuts/seeds... Dairy products, essential fatty acids, Transfatty acids (junk food), Antioxidants, Cholesterol, Prostaglandins  

Section 3: PREGNANCY PROBLEMS Morning sickness, Anaemia, Haemorrhoids, Varicose veins, Benign Oedema, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Heartburn, Thrombocytopenia, Hypertensive disorders, Gestational diabetes mellitus, turning a breech

Section 4: TRANSMITTED CONDITIONS & INFECTIONS Candida/Thrush, Cystitis, Genital herpes, Genital warts, Trichomoniasis, Gardenella/Bacterial vaginosis, Streptococcus, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Giardia

Section 5: LABOUR PROBLEMS Post-term pregnancy, Medical/surgical inductions, Episiotomy, Epidurals, Haemorrhage, Caesarian, Women's choice

Section 6: POSTNATAL Baby skin care, Petrochemical fragrances, Baby feeding, Vitamin K, Neonatal jaundice, Postnatal emotional disorders

Paperback | 148 x  210mm |  402 pages | ISBN 0-473-09877-6 | 2003 | Non-fiction


Distributed by Papawai Press on behalf of the author.

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