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Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This is the fifth edition of a popular, highly readable primer in obstetrics and gynaecology. It has been thoroughly updated and reconfigured to key into the new undergraduate curriculum n O&G devised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3076-5


  • ‘A very attractive text for undergraduates in medicine, midwives and SHOs in obstetrics and gynaecology preparing for the DRCOG. The text is comprehensive but clear and concise...the graphics are outstanding. This is definitely a textbook to inspire students...and is aesthetically a very pleasing book to handle and read.’

    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


  • Section 1 Essential reproductive science

    1. Anatomy of the female pelvis

    Caroline de Costa

    2. Conception and nidation

    Roger Pepperell

    3. Physiological changes in pregnancy

    Fiona Broughton Pipkin

    4. Placental and fetal growth and development

    E. Malcolm Symonds

    5. Perinatal and maternal mortality

    Boon H. Lim

    Section 2 Essential obstetrics

    6. History taking and examination in obstetrics

    Edwin Chandraharan

    7. Normal pregnancy and antenatal care

    Shaylee Iles

    8. Obstetric disorders

    Henry G. Murray

    9. Maternal medicine

    Suzanne V.F. Wallace, Henry G. Murray and David James

    1. Assessment of fetal wellbeing

    David James and Suzanne V.F. Wallace

    11. Management of labour

    Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    12. Management of delivery

    Aldo Vacca

    13. Postpartum problems

    Shankari Arulkumaran

    14. Psychiatric disorders of childbirth

    Margaret R. Oates

    Section 3 Essential gynaecology

    15. Basic clinical skills in gynaecology

    Ian M. Symonds

    16. Gynaecological disorders

    Ian S. Fraser

    17. Infertility

    William Ledger

    18. Early pregnancy care

    Ian M. Symonds

    19. Sexual and reproductive health

    Roger Pepperell

    2. Gynaecological oncology

    Hextan Y.S. Ngan and Karen Chan

    21. Prolapse and disorders of the urinary tract

    Ajay Rane and Jay Iyer


    A: Principles of perioperative care

    Stergios K. Doumouchtsis 

    B: Governance, audit and research

    Tahir Mahmood

    C: Medicolegal aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology

    Roger Pepperell


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