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Management of complications in early pregnancy

04 May 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article examines complications in early pregnancy and outlines their management in an early pregnancy unit. It includes a description of early fetal...

Stress incontinence in younger women: prevention and treatment

24 May 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary stress incontinence is prevalent in older people, but it has also been found to affect fit nulliparous women. Building pelvic floor muscles with pelvic...

The importance of adequate fluid and fibre intake during pregnancy

21 February 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Dietary advice about fluid and fibre for pregnant women is limited in comparison to information on folic acid. Low intakes of these nutrients can affect the health...

Clinical presentation, assessment and management of pre-eclampsia

08 July 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pre-eclampsia is a complex and unpredictable disorder that may occur during pregnancy. Its presentation ranges from mild to severe, and the condition may lead to the...

Implications of high maternal weight during pregnancy

13 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A high body weight on conception and during pregnancy can have health implications for both the mother and child. Obese mothers have an increased risk of developing...

Providing specialist care for pregnant women with asthma

21 January 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article evaluates the care provided by respiratory nurse specialists to pregnant women with asthma. The effect of asthma on pregnancy and the effect of...

Does antenatal home visiting by health visitors influence breastfeeding rates?

01 March 2007

Primary Health Care

General

Breastfeeding is recognised as the superior form of nutrition for infants, and exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life (Department of...

Multiple sclerosis: pregnancy and parenthood

02 October 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Women with multiple sclerosis often have concerns about how their disease will affect them and their baby in pregnancy. This article provides evidence to address...

Nutrition in pregnancy: the facts and fallacies

22 January 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In addition to state registered dietitians, nurses and other health professionals face the challenge of communicating clear and consistent information about food,...

Childhood and teenage pregnancies

28 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Childhood and teenage pregnancy poses a significant social and health problem in the UK and it has implications for nurses across a wide range of disciplines. This...