Key Features

  • Focuses on the intrapartum aspects of obstetric practice - the focus of medico-legal and clinical audit attention
  • Highly illustrated to show techniques in detail
  • Offers tips and advice to the trainee
  • Emphasis on practical matters - a step-by-step approach
  • Includes historical boxes to enliven and entertain

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Human birth
  • Obstetric risk management
  • Assessment and management of labour
  • Fetal surveillance in labour
  • Fetal asphyxia
  • Induction of labour
  • Preterm labour
  • Assisted vaginal delivery
  • Malpresentations
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Caesarean section
  • Vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • Uterine rupture
  • Breech delivery
  • Twin and triplet delivery
  • Cord prolapse
  • Antepartum haemorrhage
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Retained placenta
  • Acute uterine inversion
  • Lower genital tract trauma
  • Haemorrhagic shock
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Analgesia and anaesthesia
  • Procedures and techniques: Acute tocolysis
  • Version
  • Uterine tamponade
  • Uterine compression sutures
  • Pelvic vessel ligation and embolisation
  • Obstetric hysterectomy
  • Symphysiotomy
  • Destructive operations on the fetus


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Saunders Ltd.
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About the authors

Thomas Baskett

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Andrew Calder

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Edinburgh, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - St George's University of London, UK Foundation Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Nicosia, Cyprus