Prerequisite(s): N543, N566, P620 and Permission of Instructor
This course prepares the nurse-midwifery student to begin to function in the nurse-midwife role. Students manage the antepartum course of essentially healthy women while beginning to assess for deviation from normal, which may result in collaboration or referral. Psychosocial and cultural aspects of pregnancy within the family structure are applied to each topic. Issues of health enhancement, nutrition, exercise and sexuality are stressed.