Midwife's Guide to Antenatal Investigations, 1st Edition
- The only book of its kind, developed to provide midwives with a comprehensive guide to antenatal investigations in an accessible format.
- Includes a range of clinical scenarios and considers the parents' point of view, which brings the tests to life and helps midwives understand the clinical application and impact of investigations.
- A chapter written by the national charity ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) relates first-hand accounts from parents whose newborns have been diagnosed with an abnormality, providing insight into how best to provide sensitive care to parents facing difficult situations.
- Extensive illustrations, diagrams, summary tables and ultrasound scan images make the information in the book clear and understandable.
- Best practice guidance from National Screening Committee (NSC) are provided to ensure all practitioners are aware of the NSC policy.
- Clinical guidance is supported by explanations of common and specialist terminology and developments in technology.
- The fundamental principles underlying genetic and chromosomal testing are described.
- The historical and cultural aspects of antenatal investigations are discussed, as well as the potential impact of these technologies on the future role of the midwife.