Prerequisite: NURS2404. Normal psychological and physiological changes/adaptations that occur during the maternity cycle are examined along with pre-, post- and perinatal stressors/adaptations of the maternity patient/childbearing family. The student explores family structures, stressors, and subsequent adaptation of the family and gynecological patient. Concepts of cultural differences on childbearing and self-care abilities are considered. Nursing experiences are provided in postpartum, labor and delivery, normal newborn nursery, and selected hospital/community observational experiences.