The high-risk pregnant patient can present to the labor and delivery setup with significant complications that can result in morbidity and mortality. The goal of the obstetricians is always to have a safe outcome for both the mother and the baby, irrespective of the severity of the illness. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the underlying problems and expert management by the obstetrician are extremely important. Further, these parturient can be critically ill, requiring intensive care management. So, good communication among the various teams and the latest information on the management of such patients are critical in order to provide the highest possible level of care. The information in this text will hopefully give the reader the best and most up-to-date knowledge with regard to management of problems and challenges in dealing with a high-risk parturient.
This book brings together an outstanding group of authors from the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in an attempt to present a comprehensive and current summary of high-risk labor and delivery and will be useful to both the practitioner in academic medicine and in private practice.