Providing effective maternity care for women affected by fibromyalgia.

King, D., 2011. Providing effective maternity care for women affected by fibromyalgia. British Journal of Midwifery, 19 (3), pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Fibromyalgia is a condition for which information is not readily accessible in midwifery or obstetric text books. This ‘invisible disability’ can have detrimental implications for all aspects of maternity care. From the physiology and psychology of fibromyalgia during the antenatal through to the postnatal period, this article highlights key issues which can have a hidden but significant impact on the maternity experience
of women with fibromyalgia. The author explores these issues and suggests ways in which midwives can improve the quality of the care given to women affected with this condition.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0969-4900
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health
Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health
ID Code:19956
Deposited By:Unnamed user with email dking@bournemouth.ac.uk
Deposited On:24 Apr 2012 16:17
Last Modified:15 Jan 2014 12:08

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