Handbook of Obesity in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Handbook of Obesity in Obstetrics and Gynecology

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Tahir Mahmood, Chu Chin Lim
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899048

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Handbook of Obesity in Obstetrics and Gynecology addresses all aspects of general obstetrics and gynecology in obese patients, providing evidence-based guidance for the treatment and management of gynecological problems and pregnancy-related care in obese women. The book is a valuable resource for junior doctors, residents and obstetricians and gynecologists looking for a comprehensive guide that addresses the most relevant aspects of obstetric and gynecologic care that are impacted by obesity, an increasingly prevalent condition. The rising prevalence of global obesity is of public health concern, hence obese women suffer from a higher incidence of menstrual disorders, polycystic ovaries, infertility issues, and more. In pregnancy, obesity is associated with an increased risk of early pregnancy loss, recurrent pregnancy loss, fetal developmental abnormalities, thrombo-embolic disease, gestational diabetes, dysfunctional labor, post-partum hemorrhage and difficult operative deliveries.

Key Features

  • Provides a compact, portable and comprehensive book that is a useful resource for patient management and decision-making in daily practice
  • Presents practical advice, along with key evidence-based guidelines on the treatment and management of all aspects of general obstetrics and gynecology in obese patients
  • Includes concise information, along with up-to-date research in obesity, providing a quick reference for office and bedside management


Researchers in obesity and fertility; gynecologists, obstetricians, residents, doctors in training. Sexual health and reproductive specialist, contraception specialists, infertility specialists

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Obstetrics
    1. Pathological basis of effects of obesity on pregnancy outcome
    2. Planning for pregnancy - pre-conception care. Weight optimization strategies
    3. Early pregnancy care and risk assessment
    4. Fetal anomaly screening
    5. Ante-natal care for Obese women
    6. Care of morbidly obese pregnant women
    7. Management of elderly pregnant obese women
    8. Novel virus infection in pregnancy
    9. Bacterial infection in pregnancy
    10. Weight management during pregnancy
    11. Care of pregnant women following bariatric surgery
    12. Ultrasound scanning – growth assessment
    13. Screening for hyperglycemia of pregnancy (GDM Screening)
    14. Management of pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy
    15. Managing drugs interaction for women with diabetes
    16. Short- and long-term impact of GDM on maternal and neonatal outcome
    17. Obesity, hypertension and pre-eclampsia
    18. Venous Thrombo- Embolism in obese mother
    19. Special considerations for morbidly obese pregnant women
    20. Labor management- Induction of labor
    21. Intrapartum care
    22. Assisted operative vaginal delivery
    23. Caesarean section and challenges
    24. Maternal sepsis
    25. Immediate Post-natal care
    26. Weight management postpartum
    27. Future pregnancy planning

    Part 2: Gynecology
    28. Adolescent gynecology – Onset of puberty, menstrual disorders, contraception
    29. Polycystic ovary syndrome – menstrual abnormality
    30. Hirsutism
    31. Contraception for obese
    32. Contraception after bariatric surgery
    33. Sexual health
    34. Infertility
    35. Recurrent pregnancy loss
    36. Assisted conception
    37. Medical and surgical intervention to improve fertility outcome
    38. Menstrual disorders
    39. Urinary and fecal incontinence
    40. Pelvic organ prolapse
    41. Chronic pelvic pain
    42. Clinical psychosomatics problems
    43. Gynecology malignancies - prevention and management
    44. Obesity and breast
    45. Obesity and osteoporosis
    46. Menopause and HRT
    47. Preparation for gynecology surgery- Open vs laparoscopic vs robotics
    48. Intra-operative care during gynecology surgery
    49. Post-operative complications in gynecology surgery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899048

About the Authors

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood
Tahir Mahmood, CBE, MD, FRCPI, FFRSH, MBA, FACOG, FRCPE, FEBCOG, FRCOG Consultant Gynecologist and Clinical Director Women , Children and Clinical Services Directorate , Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK Past Vice-President Standards, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007-2010); President, European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG, 2014-2017); Past President of Edinburgh Obstetrical Society ( 2012-2014); Past President of the Northern Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Scotland ( 1999-2011), National Lead for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Audit in England and Wales (2010-2015), FIGO Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy Working Group ( 2014-2016); and is currently International UNFPA Consultant for EECA Region, Chair of EBCOG Standards of Care and Position Statements Group, and Life Trustee Lindsay Stewart R&D Foundation of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. In the recent past, he has held honorary senior Clinical Lectureships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee and St. Andrews in Scotland. He has edited 10 manuscripts and has published more than 200 research papers and chapters. He was appointed as Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s honours list (2012) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2nd

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, UK

Chu Chin Lim

Chu Chin Lim
Dr Lim graduated from Queens University, Belfast, in 1992. He completed his training program in Northern Ireland and higher specialty training in Ninewells hospital, Dundee University, and also completed a Fellow training program in University of Otago, New Zealand, in Urogynecology. Dr Lim was appointed as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist to NHS Fife in 2004 and currently is committee member for Clinical Governance Group for British Society of Urogynecology. His research interests include minimal access surgery and well-being of obese women both in obstetrics & gynecology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victoria Hospital, UK

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