This eight edition has been fully revised to provide clinicians and trainees with the latest information and developments in the field of obstetrics. Beginning with discussion on female reproductive anatomy, physiological changes in pregnancy, the foetus, placenta and foetal membranes, the following chapters explain antenatal care and normal labour. The following sections cover the diagnosis and management of numerous disorders and complications that may occur during pregnancy and in labour.
A complete chapter is dedicated to imaging, amniocentesis and clinical tests, and the final section presents photographs of instruments, specimens, sonograms, MR images, and drugs. The book provides guidelines from different professional and academic organisations including RCOG, ACOG, WHO, FIGO, NICHD, CDC, and NICE. Summary tables, algorithms, boxes, flowcharts and `key points’ are given in each chapter to assist revision. Key points Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in the field of obstetrics Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and learning tools Provides guidelines from various professional and academic organisations Previous edition.