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Younger Mothers, Older Mothers: Maternal Age and Maternity Care

ISBN: 9781856424387
£29.99

Published: November 2012

Written by a multidisciplinary team of leading practitioners, this book reviews the current evidence underpinning clinical practice and presents practical advice to guide health professionals in caring for women at the extremes of maternal age.

Scope and contents

Covering a wide range of relevant issues, ranging from fertility and contraception to common pregnancy risks and challenges, this book also discusses underlying psychological and social contexts. Each chapter includes clinical scenarios and practice points to reinforce important concepts and enhance learning. Uniquely, each chapter examines issues from the perspectives of both younger and older pregnant women, highlighting similarities and differences in their needs and experiences.