51132 Maternal Health (1)

Course Description

This course deals with the role of the nurse in practicing midwifery care during the antenatal labour, delivery and postnatal, it also focuses neonate needs and obstetric and gynecological conditions during maternity cycle and of women different stages. Topics include: (History of Midwifery, Anatomy of pelvic bones, Pelvic diameters , Fertilization , Fetal development , Regions and landmarks of the foetal skull, The Placenta, Amniotic fluid, The umbilical cord (funis), Physiological changes due to pregnancy, Antenatal Care, The midwifes examination, Minor Disorders (complications) of pregnancy, The signs, symptoms and Diagnosis of pregnancy, Obstetric Pharmacology, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Antepartum Haemorrhage (APH), Multiple Pregnancies)

Learning Objective

  • At the end of the course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Plan, implement and evaluate nursing for women and the new born during the stages of maternity cycle
  • 2. Describe the maternal physiologic and anatomic changes associated with pregnancy and physiologic function of the fetus and placenta
  • 3. Demonstrate the midwife examination
  • 4. Understand the normal pregnancy and effective health care during pregnancy, sign/symptoms, diagnosis of pregnancy, antepartum hemorrhage



Books for this Course

  • Materna Health (1) notes, Phineas Amiani Ambagwa (2012)
  • Adele Pillitteri, Maternal and child health nursing; 1995, Buffalo
  • Clinical obstetrics and gynecology BRIAN MAGOWAN , PHILIP OWEN
  • DANFORTH’S Obstetrics and Gynecology Tenth Edition - Ronald S. Gibbs

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • June 2016

Course Prerequisite