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This popular guide uses illustrations and concise, integrated text to describe the essentials of obstetric practice today. From the physiology of reproduction through antenatal care and disorders in pregnancy to labour and the puerperium period, readers will find an easy-to-grasp presentation of the field's most important issues. Features nearly 20 new line drawings to show the latest in obstetric practice. All other illustrations and content thoroughly revised and updated. New material includes: Current uses and types of IUCDs (including the Mirena IUS); Management of early pregnancy including ectopic pregnancy; Preterm labour; and Ventouse (to include Kiwi-style Ventouse Cup). Kevin P. Hanretty , MD, FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow; Honorary Senior Clinical University Teacher, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Table of Contents: 1. Physiology of reproduction 2. Fetal and maternal physiology 3. Obstetrical anatomy 4. Diagnosis of pregnancy 5. Antenatal care 6. Assessment of the fetus 7. Diseases of pregnancy 8. Systemic diseases in pregnancy 9. Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy 10. Multiple pregnancy and other antenatal complications 11. Normal labour 12. Abnormal labour 13. Abnormalities of the third stage of labour and of the placenta and cord 14. Obstetrical operations and maternal injuries 15. Puerperium: normal and abnormal 16. The newborn baby 17. Maternal and perinatal mortality 18. Contraception
Elsevier Health Sciences
August 19, 2009
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