Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives, 3rd Edition

anatomy and physiology for midwivesBy

  • Jane Coad, EIHMS, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Massey University, New Zealand; University of Surrey, UK
  • Melvyn Dunstall, EIHMS, Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery, Frimley Park Hospital; Midwifery Visitor for NMC; University of Surrey, UK

Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives 3rd edition builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. A comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery.

Key Features

  •  Learning outcomes and key points facilitate study
  • Extensively illustrated with line diagrams for maximum clarity
  • Case studies and boxes illustrate application of principles to clinical practice
  • One continuous case study illustrates various aspects of anatomy and physiology at different stages of pregnancy
  • ‘Application to Practice’ content

New to This Edition

  • electronic access to text and illustrations
  • animation depicting foetal development in the womb
  • ‘Good Practice Point’ boxes provide more links to midwifery practice
  • illustrations reflect modern midwifery presentation, not just side-lying
  • accessible, woman-centred language


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