This new Second Edition covers a broad scope of topics emphasizing common issues and maternity-specific information. With a unique concept-based approach and nursing process focus, this book helps students go from concept to application by building on previously mastered knowledge. This edition has an updated focus on evidence-based practice and increased emphasis on nursing management, focusing on assessment and interventions. The outstanding artwork includes photos and diagrams that clearly illustrate concepts and clinical conditions. Healthy People 2010 boxes identify maternity-specific health trends and nursing implications for achieving these objectives. Each chapter opens with a case study, which unfolds throughout the chapter to inspire critical thinking. Watch and Learn icons direct students to free video clips highlighting growth and development, communication, and nursing care.