Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781437719352, 9781455733958

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies

6th Edition

Authors: Steven Gabbe Jennifer Niebyl Henry Galan Eric Jauniaux Mark Landon Joe Simpson Deborah Driscoll
eBook ISBN: 9781455733958
eBook ISBN: 9780323315739
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 28th June 2012
Page Count: 1312

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Highly readable, well illustrated, and easy to understand, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies remains your go-to choice for authoritative guidance on managing today’s obstetric patient. Reflecting the expertise of internationally recognized authorities, this bestselling obstetrics reference has been thoroughly revised to bring you up to date on everything from ultrasound assessment of fetal anatomy and growth, to medical complications in pregnancy, to fetal therapy...and much more!

'An excellent reference for residents and fellows in training alike'

Reviewed by: Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Landspitali University Hospital/University of Iceland
Date: December 2014

Key Features

  • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of international experts in obstetrics.
  • Gain a new perspective on a wide range of today's key issues - all evidence-based and easy to read.

Table of Contents

  1. Placental Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Placental and Fetal Physiology
  3. Maternal Physiology
  4. Maternal-Fetal Immunology
  5. Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease
  6. Preconception and Prenatal Care: Part of the Continuum
  7. Nutritional Management During Pregancy
  8. Drugs and Environmental Agents in the Pregnancy and Lactation: Embryology, Teratology, Epidemiology
  9. Obstetrical Ultrasound: Imaging, Dating, and Growth
  10. Genetic Counseling and Genetic Screening
  11. Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis
  12. Antepartum Fetal Evaluation
  13. Normal Labor and Delivery
  14. Abnormal Labor and Induction of Labor
  15. Operative Vaginal Delivery
  16. Intrapartum Fetal Evaluation
  17. Obstetric Anesthesia
  18. Malpresentations and Shoulder Dystocia
  19. Antepartum and Postpartum Hemmorhage
  20. Cesarean Delivery
  21. The Neonate
  22. Postpartum Care
  23. Lactation and Breastfeeding
  24. Surgery During Pregnancy
  25. Trauma and Related Surgery in Pregnancy
  26. Pregnancy Loss
  27. Cervical Insufficiency
  28. Preterm Birth
  29. Premature Rupture of the Membranes
  30. Multiple Gestations
  31. Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  32. Red Cell Alloimmunization
  33. Amniotic Fluid Disorders
  34. Prolonged and Postterm Pregnancy
  35. Hypertension
  36. Heart Disease
  37. Respiratory Diseases in Pregnancy
  38. Renal Disease
  39. Diabetes Mellitus Complicating Pregnancy
  40. Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases in Pregnancy
  41. Pituitary and Adrenal Disorders in Pregnancy
  42. Hematologic Complications of Pregnancy
  43. Thromboembolic Disorders
  44. Collagen Vascular Diseases
  45. Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Diseases
  46. Neurologic Disorders
  47. Malignancy Diseases and Pregnancy
  48. Skin Diseases in Pregnancy and Puerperium
  49. Maternal and Perinatal Infection: The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis
  50. Maternal and Perinatal Infection-Viral
  51. Maternal and Perinatal Infection-Bacterial
  52. Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders in Pregnancy
  53. Patient Safety and Quality Measurement in Obstetrical Care
  54. Legal and Ethical Issues in Obstetric Practice


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About the Author

Steven Gabbe

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

Jennifer Niebyl

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Henry Galan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Co-Director of the Colorado Fetal Care Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora, Colorado

Eric Jauniaux

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine & Departmental Graduate Tutor Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Institute for Women's Health University College London, London, United Kingdom

Mark Landon

Affiliations and Expertise

Richard L. Meiling Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine , Columbus, Ohio

Joe Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, New York; Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics; Formerly Executive Associate, Dean for Academic Affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Deborah Driscoll

Affiliations and Expertise

Luigi Mastroianni Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


'Gabbe’s textbook in obstetrics is an excellent book for the obstetrician in training and also useful for the practicing obstetrician who needs to look up basic information, every now and then'.

Reviewed by: Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Landspitali University Hospital/University of Iceland
Date: December 2014