Overview1. Maternity Nursing in the Contemporary Health Care System. 2. Theoretical Perspectives on the Childbearing Family. 3. Complementary and Alternative Therapy. 4. Ethics, Laws, and Standards of Care. 5. Promoting Women's' Health. 6. Health Care Issues and Common Concerns. 7. Reproduction, Fertility, Infertility, and Family Planning. 8. Genetics and Genetic Counseling. 9. Normal Pregnancy. 10. Nursing Care of the Pregnant Woman. 11. Management and Nursing Care of High-Risk Clients. 12. Fetal Development. 13. Fetal Assessment. 14. Processes of Labor. 15. Nursing Care of the Intrapartal Family. 16. High-Risk Births and Obstetrical Emergencies. 17. Pain Management During Labor and Delivery. 18. Nursing Care of the Postpartum Family. 19. Complications of Postpartum and Neonatal Loss. 20. Lactation and Newborn Nutrition. 21. Transition to Extrauterine Life. 22. Care of the Normal Newborn. 23. Care of Newborns at Risk Due to Low Birthweight and Prematurity. 24. Care of the Newborn with Chronic and Acquired Conditions.