2003 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! With over 400 pages of new content and skills chapters added, this unparalleled reference keeps today's midwives completely informed with the latest advances and research in midwifery. Varney's Midwifery covers the provision of primary care to women from puberty through senescence, including the maternity cycle and primary care of the well newborn. It contains new chapters on nutrition in women's health, primary care and midwifery, pharmacology and midwifery, international midwifery and safe motherhood, cultural competence in midwifery practice, and common diagnoses in women's gynecological health. Four new skills chapters are also included.Helen Varney is the author of 'Varney's Midwifery', published 2003 under ISBN 9780763718565 and ISBN 0763718564.