Providing perioperative care for pregnant women
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Providing perioperative care for pregnant women

Robert Nunney Student operating department practitioner, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

This article explores approaches to the perioperative care of pregnant women. Considerations such as the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy are addressed, as well as adaptations to perioperative care made necessary by these changes. The potential limitations, constraints and difficulties faced when planning and implementing care are discussed. Social, psychological and environmental issues are also addressed.

Correspondence robertnunney@gmail.com

Nursing Standard. 22, 47,40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.07.22.47.40.c6632

Published in print: 30 July 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review