Key Features

  • Offers a one-stop guide to all aspects of labour and birth in a hospital environment
  • Covers everything from admittance procedures through to emergency drills and multiple births
  • User-friendly layout with clear diagrams provide easy access to information
  • Panel of international specialists ensure contemporary and representative content

Table of Contents

1 Attitudes and conduct
2 Legal considerations
3 Maternal and perinatal mortality
4 The birthing environment
5 Admission to labour ward
6 Admission emergencies
7 Normal labour and delivery
8 Intrapartum nutrition and electrolytes
9 Analgesia and anaesthesia
10 Intrapartum fetal surveillance
11 Episiotomy and tears
12 The Newborn
13 Preterm labour and preterm rupture of membranes
14 Abnormal labour
15 Induction and augmentation of labour
16 Assisted delivery and shoulder dystocia
17 Caesarean section
18 Emergencies in the immediate puerperium
19 Malpresentation and malposition
20 Breech
21 Twins and multiple deliveries
22 Medical complications
23 Fetal and maternal misadventure
24 Drills in labour ward management


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Churchill Livingstone
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