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Prenatal Care : Effectiveness and Implementation - Marie C. McCormick

Prenatal Care

Effectiveness and Implementation

By: Marie C. McCormick (Editor), Joanna E. Siegel (Editor)

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Published: 13th November 1999
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This book 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, this book seeks to improve the content and the 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 book is its focus on the effectiveness of prenatal care interventions on longer-term benefits for women and children's health. Traditional medical interventions, as well as social support and behavioral interventions during prenatal care are reviewed. Effectiveness is considered within the context of its implications for public policy and service delivery. This book is an important resource for maternal and child health professionals, policy makers and health care managers because it provides evidence of the prenatal care services that improve the long-term health of women and children.

' ... a wide-ranging and hugely informative interpretation and analysis of prenatal care - an interpretation which sets it firmly, as women's health.' The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Introduction
Prenatal Care and Complications of Pregnancy
Effect of prenatal care upon medical conditions in pregnancy
Health behaviors during pregnancy: risks and interventions
Preventing Prematurity
Causes of prematurity
Interventions to prevent prematurity
Long-term outcomes of prematurity
New Findings and Long-Term Evidence on Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Causes of intrauterine growth restriction
Impact of prenatal care on intrauterine growth restriction
Short- and long-term outcomes of intrauterine growth restriction
Preventing and Treathing Birth Defects
Prevalence and etiology of birth defects
Developing fetal diagnostic technologies
Options following the diagnosis of a fetal anomaly
Prentatal Care as an Integral Component of Women's Health Care
Opportunities for improving maternal and infant health through prenatal oral health care
Family planning: need and opportunities
Maternal-fetal conflict is not a useful construct
Linking prenatal care with women's health care
A European perspective on prenatal care: an integrated system
Epilogue: a commentary on the cost-effectiveness of prenatal care
Index
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ISBN: 9780521661966
ISBN-10: 052166196X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 13th November 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 17.45  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.73