Thanks to this Professional Master’s Degree, you will be able to update your knowledge about nursing work during the birth process’’

Today, women are increasingly delaying the age at which they decide to become pregnant. This has led to an increase in risk pregnancies in recent years, especially in Western countries. Studies and scientific advances in this area have, however, allowed the end of these processes to be positive, and the babies are born healthy, thanks to a more exhaustive control by the entire healthcare team. Likewise, programs to inform pregnant women about the entire process and actions in favor of breastfeeding have led people to be more aware, to demand better health care and less obstetric violence.

In this scenario, the nurse faces the daily challenge of attending to a wide range of services, which not only focus on the pregnant woman, but also on the newborn. Physical assessments, clinical examinations, treatments and health promotion actions are just some of the items you should perform with thorough knowledge. This Professional Master’s Degree was created with the objective of offering, under the highest scientific rigor, the most up-to-date information in this field. This will be possible thanks to the specialized teaching team with extensive experience in Obstetrics in reference hospitals.

A university program where students will have access to multimedia material developed with the latest technology applied to the educational system. These teaching resources will allow you to delve into the key aspects of preconception consultation, care of the pregnant woman, controls during pregnancy, nutrition, labor and delivery, and care during the postpartum period. Additionally, simulations of practical cases will be of great use and direct application in your daily clinical practice.

A Professional Master’s Degree 100% online that provides the professionals with the ease of being able to study it comfortably, wherever and whenever they want. Students will only need a computer or tablet to connect to the virtual platform where all the syllabus of this degree is hosted. In addition, having all the content available gives the students freedom, since they can distribute the teaching load according to their needs. Flexibility, which makes it possible to balance quality teaching with professional and/or personal responsibilities.

A library of multimedia resources that is available 24 hours a day. Access it and see the latest information on nursing care in obstetrics’’

This Professional Master’s Degree in Obstetric Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • The development of practical cases presented by experts in Nursing
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

A university degree that will lead you to learn about advances in obstetric analgesia and anesthesia’’

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from the sector who contribute their work experience to this educational program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive education programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby professionals must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the academic year. For this purpose, the student will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.

Delve comfortably into your knowledge about the assistance and care of women in childbirth"

This program delves into the relevance of the nutrition of the pregnant woman and its future consequences on the baby"


TECH has developed a curriculum that seeks to offer the professional the most detailed and up-to-date knowledge on the necessary care for pregnant women and newborns. For this purpose, it has relied on a relevant faculty in the field of Obstetrics, which has developed a syllabus that is structured in 8 modules. Through video summaries, detailed videos or interactive diagrams, students will be immersed in the latest scientific information on pregnancy, the different physical changes suffered by women, the development of the baby or nursing care of the newborn during the 1,500 teaching hours.

The clinical cases provided by the teachers on the stages of pregnancy will bring the nursing staff closer to real situations that they can experience in their daily practice’’

Module 1. Preconception Consultation

1.1. Need for a Preconception Consultation
1.2. Content of The Consultation

1.2.1. Medical History
1.2.2. Physical Examination
1.2.3. Complementary Tests

1.3. Education and Promotion of Health
1.4. Pharmacological Supplementation

Module 2. Pregnancy

2.1. Duration of pregnancy. Nomenclature
2.2. Anatomo-Physiological Modifications

2.2.1. Cardiovascular and Cardiac Changes Cardiac Changes Hematological Changes Vascular Changes

2.2.2. Respiratory Changes Anatomical Changes Functional Changes

2.2.3. Renal and Urinary Changes Anatomical Modifications Functional Modifications

2.2.4. Metabolic Changes Weight Gain Basal Metabolism Carbohydrate Metabolism Lipid Metabolism Protein Metabolism Acid-base Equilibrium Water Metabolism Minerals and Vitamins

2.2.5. Genital and Mammary Changes External Genitalia Internal Genitals Breast Changes

2.2.6. Endocrine Changes Constitution of the Fetoplacental Unit Pituitary Thyroid Parathyroid Pancreas Adrenal Gland

2.2.7. Skin and Eye Changes Vascular Changes Pigmentation Changes Tegumentary System Eye Changes

2.2.8. Gastrointestinal Changes Mouth Esophagus and Stomach Intestine Liver Gallbladder

2.2.9. Musculoskeletal Changes Change of the Center of Gravity Pelvis Musculoskeletal Alterations

2.3. Diagnosis of Pregnancy for Midwives

2.3.1. Diagnosis of Pregnancy
2.3.2. Biochemical Tests Biological Tests Immunological Tests

2.3.3. Ultrasound
2.3.4. Signs and Symptoms Signs Symptoms

2.4. Prenatal Care. Midwife's Program of Gestational Control

2.4.1. Prenatal Care
2.4.2. Pregnancy Control Program First Pregnancy Check-up Visit (< 10 weeks) Successive Prenatal Visits

2.4.3. Prenatal Risk Assessment
2.4.4. Prenatal Control Protocols Definition Objectives Personnel Involved Process

2.5. Prenatal Diagnosis

2.5.1. Non-Invasive Techniques
2.5.2. Invasive Techniques
2.5.3. Couple Counselling in Prenatal Diagnosis Definition General Objectives Specific Objectives Targeted Population Description of the Process

2.6. Midwife’s Health Education for the Pregnant Woman

2.6.1. Health Education for the Pregnant Woman
2.6.2. Healthy Habits Feeding Consumption of Harmful Substances Work Sports Travel Hygiene, Clothing, and Footwear Violence in Pregnancy

2.6.3. Sexuality
2.6.4. Common Discomforts During Pregnancy Cardiovascular Dermatological Digestive Locomotor Respiratory Genitourinary

2.6.5. Warning Signs
2.6.6. Promotion of Breastfeeding
2.6.7. Birth Plan

2.7. Nutrition of the Pregnant Woman

2.7.1. Evaluation of the Diet Energy Requirements Food Selection Supplements During Pregnancy Weight Gain

2.7.2. Special Situations Medical treatment Vegetarians

2.7.3. Dietary Counseling During Pregnancy

2.8. Pharmaceuticals in Pregnancy

2.8.1. Pharmacology in Pregnancy
2.8.2. Mechanisms of Action in the Mother and Fetus Mother Placenta Fetus

2.8.3. Use and Management of Pharmaceuticals in Pregnancy
2.8.4. Indications, Pharmaceutical Interaction, and Dosage Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, and Antipyretic Medications Gastroesophageal Reflux Prophylactics and Antiulcer Medications Anticoagulants Laxatives Vitamins Antianemic Medications Antiarrhythmics Antihypertensives Hormones Oral Contraceptives Oral Antidiabetics Corticoids Dermatological Treatments Antiviral Treatments Trichomonicides Antibiotics Antiasthmatics Antitussives Rhinologicals Antihistamines Antiepileptics Antidepressants Antipsychotics

2.8.5. Annex. FDA Classification of the Different Groups of Medications

2.9. Psychosocial Aspects of Pregnancy

2.9.1. Cultural and Religious Influences
2.9.2. The Meaning and Impact of Pregnancy on the Couple and on the Family and Social Surroundings
2.9.3. Psychological Changes in Pregnancy First Trimester Second Trimester Third Trimester

2.9.4. Bonding

Module 3. Maternity Education Program

3.1. History
3.2. Objectives

3.2.1. General Objective
3.2.2. Specific Objectives

3.3. Theoretical and Practical Content

3.3.1. Course Content
3.3.2. Methodology

3.4. Physical Exercises, Pelvic Floor Exercises and Body Statics
3.5. Breathing Techniques

3.5.1. Breathing Classification
3.5.2. Current Trends

3.6. Relaxation Exercises

3.6.1. Theoretical Basis of Childbirth Education
3.6.2. Different Schools

3.7. Use of the Birthing Ball or Spherodynamics
3.8. Aquatic Maternal Education
3.9. Pilates Method for Pregnant Women

Module 4. Labor

4.1. Physiology of Uterine Contraction. Uterine Activity

4.1.1. Basic Physiological Aspects of Uterine Contraction
4.1.2. Basic Biochemistry of Uterine Contraction
4.1.3. Uterine Activity. Brief Historical Review
4.1.4. Components of Uterine Activity
4.1.5. Abdominal Muscles
4.1.6. Causes of Onset of Labor

4.2. Factors Involved in Labor

4.2.1. The Fetus. Fetal Head
4.2.2. Fetal Statics
4.2.3. Leopold's Maneuvers
4.2.4. Obstetric Nomenclature Determined by Fetal Statics
4.2.5. Diagnosis by Vaginal Examination
4.2.6. Birth Canal
4.2.7. Pelvic Axis
4.2.8. Hodge Planes
4.2.9. Soft Birth Canal
4.2.10. Motor of Labor

4.3. Assessment of Fetal Well-being

4.3.1. Evaluation of Fetal Activity
4.3.2. Non-Stress Test (NST)
4.3.3. Stress Test or Contraction Tolerance Test
4.3.4. Biophysical Profile
4.3.5. Amnioscopy
4.3.6. Ultrasound. Doppler Study
4.3.7. Bioelectronic Monitoring in Labor
4.3.8. Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
4.3.9. Fetal Heart Rate Parameters
4.3.10. Biochemical Monitoring

4.4. Onset of Labor and Periods of Labor

4.4.1. Onset of Labor. Prodromes of Labor
4.4.2. Dilatation Period
4.4.3. Birthing Period
4.4.4. Delivery Period

4.5. Delivery Mechanism in Vertex Presentation

4.5.1. Accommodation and Wedging in the Upper Strait
4.5.2. Descent and Intrapelvic Rotation
4.5.3. Flexion
4.5.4. Detachment
4.5.5. External Rotation and Shoulder Delivery

4.6. Pharmacology in Childbirth

4.6.1. Pharmacokinetic Principles
4.6.2. Mechanisms of Action between Mother and Fetus
4.6.3. Use and Management of Pharmaceuticals in Childbirth

Module 5. Assistance and Care of the Woman in Childbirth

5.1. Assessment and Care of the Woman

5.1.1. Diagnosis of Labor
5.1.2. The Partogram
5.1.3. Assistance and Care of the Woman During Dilatation
5.1.4. Assessment of the Evolution of Labor
5.1.5. Assistance and Care of the Woman During Expulsion
5.1.6. Episiotomy and Episiorrhaphy
5.1.7. Assistance and Care of the Woman during Childbirth
5.1.8. Collection and Donation of Umbilical Cord Blood
5.1.9. Protocol for Delivery Assistance

5.2. Pain Relief in Labor. Physiology of Pain in Childbirth. Pain Perception

5.2.1. Physiology of Pain in Childbirth
5.2.2. Characteristics of Pain During Labor
5.2.3. Gate Theory
5.2.4. Perception of Pain in Childbirth
5.2.5. Non-Pharmacological Techniques for Pain Relief in Labor

5.3. Normal Childbirth Care. Birth Plan

5.3.1. Birth Plan
5.3.2. Biomechanics of Childbirth
5.3.3. Positions that Favor the Evolution of Labor
5.3.4. Protocol for Normal Delivery Care

5.4. Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia

5.4.1. Nitrous Oxide
5.4.2. Morphine
5.4.3. Local Anesthetics
5.4.4. Pudendal Anesthesia
5.4.5. Peridural Analgesia
5.4.6. General Anesthesia
5.4.7. Comparative Analysis of Anesthesia Techniques in Cesarean Section

5.5. Assistance of the Woman in Directed Childbirth

5.5.1. Indications for Induction
5.5.2. Elective Induction
5.5.3. Contraindications for Induction
5.5.4. Risks for Induction
5.5.5. Recommendations on Induction Information. Decision Making
5.5.6. Induction Methods
5.5.7. Labor Stimulation
5.5.8. Assistance and Care of the Woman
5.5.9. Information
5.5.10. Techniques and Movement Restriction
5.5.11. Monitoring of Analgesia
5.5.12. Hydration and Ingestion
5.5.13. Expulsion Positions

5.6. Psychological Aspects of the Mother During Childbirth

5.6.1. Family Relationship. Family and Professional Support During Childbirth
5.6.2. Psychological Factors During Labor
5.6.3. Psychological Factors During Expulsion
5.6.4. Mother-Child Interactions
5.6.5. Data on Early Skin-to-skin Contact

5.7. Different Alternatives in Obstetric Care

5.7.1. Hospital Birth
5.7.2. Birthing Centers
5.7.3. Home Birth
5.7.4. Maternal and Perinatal Risk Assessment

Module 6. Nursing Care in the Puerperium Period

6.1. Assistance of the Midwife and Care of the Woman During the Puerperium Period

6.1.1. Puerperium, Adaptations and Modifications
6.1.2. Postpartum Care and Assistance
6.1.3. General Examination
6.1.4. Identification of Problems and Their Prevention
6.1.5. Discharge Counselling

6.2. Psychosocial Aspects in the Puerperium

6.2.1. Psychosocial Adaptation of the Puerperium
6.2.2. Psychological Changes
6.2.3. Assessment of the Emotional State: Detection of Postpartum Depression
6.2.4. Mother/Partner/Newborn Relationship Bonds
6.2.5. Family Adaptation

6.3. Pharmaceuticals in Puerperium

6.3.1. Pharmaceuticals in Puerperium
6.3.2. Use and Management of Pharmaceuticals in Postpartum. Indications, Pharmaceutical Interaction, and Dosage

6.4. Home Care by the Midwife During the Puerperium

6.4.1. Characteristics of Home Care of the Mother and the Newborn During the Puerperium
6.4.2. Home Care of the Mother and the Newborn during the Puerperium Period

6.5. Postpartum Care

6.5.1. Postpartum Program
6.5.2. Counseling and Health Education for the Mother-Child Pair
6.5.3. Maternal Recovery. Postpartum Groups
6.5.4. Physical Exercises During Postpartum
6.5.5. Pelvic Floor Recovery

Module 7. Breastfeeding

7.1. Physiology

7.1.1. Milk Secretion
7.1.2. Physiology of Lacteal Secretion
7.1.3. Inhibition of Milk Secretion

7.2. Breastfeeding

7.2.1. Definition of Breastfeeding
7.2.2. Breastfeeding Practices
7.2.3. Breastfeeding Positions
7.2.4. Manual Expression of Breast Milk
7.2.5. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
7.2.6. Advantages of Breastfeeding
7.2.7. Breastfeeding Problems. Special Situations. Breastfeeding in Neonates with Health Problems
7.2.8. Breastfeeding Support Groups (GALM)

7.3. Pharmaceuticals in Lactation

7.3.1. Mechanisms of Action in the Mother and Fetus
7.3.2. Use and Management of Pharmaceuticals in Lactation. Indications, Pharmaceutical Interaction, and Dosage

Module 8. Nursing Care in the Newborn

8.1. Adaptation to Extrauterine Life

8.1.1. Definition of Newborn or Neonate
8.1.2. Anatomophysiological Recollection of the Fetal Stage
8.1.3. Changes after Birth

8.2. Assessment of the Neonate's Health Status

8.2.1. Assessment of the Newborn's Health Status Apgar Test
8.2.2. Assessment of Physical Characteristics
8.2.3. Physical Examination of the Newborn
8.2.4. Evaluation of Weight and Gestational Age
8.2.5. Classification of Newborns According to Weight and Gestational Age

8.3. Immediate Care of the Newborn

8.3.1. Introduction
8.3.2. Immediate Care of the Newborn
8.3.3. Immediate Care of the Newborn
8.3.4. Neonatal Resuscitation: Levels

8.4. Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics of the Newborn

8.4.1. Thermal Regulation
8.4.2. Respiratory System
8.4.3. Circulatory System
8.4.4. Digestive System
8.4.5. Urinary System
8.4.6. Hormonal and Immune Changes
8.4.7. Assessment of Neurological Status

8.5. General Care of the Newborn

8.5.1. Care of the Newborn. General Care
8.5.2. Hygiene, Temperature, Umbilical Cord Care
8.5.3. Importance of Aseptic Measures in the Newborn
8.5.4. History of the Newborn
8.5.5. Physical Examination Vital Signs Control
8.5.6. Somatometric Techniques
8.5.7. Mother-Child Interaction and Mother-Partner Relationship Bonding

8.6. Newborn Feeding

8.6.1. Nutritional Needs of the Neonate
8.6.2. Types of Lactation
8.6.3. Artificial Breastfeeding. Concept. Formula Feeding
8.6.4. Techniques of Artificial Lactation

8.7. Discharge Counseling

8.7.1. Discharge Counseling. Importance of Parental Counseling at Newborn Discharge
8.7.2. Screening Tests
8.7.3. Signs of Health/Disease
8.7.4. Immunizations: Schedule
8.7.5. Prevention of Neonatal Accidents
8.7.6. Follow-up Program of the Healthy Child

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An online program designed to provide you with the most comprehensive knowledge about the nutritional needs of the newborn”