Maternal Medicine

1st Edition

Medical Problems in Pregnancy


  • Print ISBN 9780443101298

Key Features

  • Written by a team of expert contributors from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, under the editorship of 2 leading experts from the UK and Australia
  • Takes a modern, problem-based approach to the subject
  • Emphasis is on 'what to do', using a consistent, stage-by-stage approach to management for each condition
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying physiology and pathology of medical problems for each systemic group of conditions
  • Related topics are also covered, including pre-pregnancy counselling, fetal assessment, anaesthesia, and problems of the neonate

Table of Contents

1. Maternal mortality: the global picture
2. Cardiac disease in pregnancy
3. Hypertension in pregnancy
4. Renal disorders
5. Endocrine and metabolic disorders
6. Pulmonary disease in pregnancy
7. Haematological disorders
8. Thrombosis and haemostasis
9. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders
10. Connective tissue diseases
11. Malignant disease in pregnancy
12. Infections in pregnancy
13. HIV and pregnancy
14. Neurological disease in pregnancy
15. Dermatological disease in pregnancy
16. Drug misuse in pregnancy
17. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period
18. Anaesthesia and critical illness in pregnancy
19. The neonate and maternal medical complications
20. Fetal assessment of the patient with medical complications: ultrasound and biophysical monitoring
21. The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields in pregnancy
22. Laboratory values in normal pregnancy


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Ian Greer

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean and Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK

Catherine Nelson-Piercy

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetric Physician, Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, UK

Barry Walters

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetric Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Clinical Associate Professor