Best Practice in Labour and Delivery

Best Practice in Labour and Delivery

by Richard Warren

An encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth, offering a modern authoritative review of best practice.See more details below


An encompassing reference covering all the essential information relating to childbirth, offering a modern authoritative review of best practice.

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Cambridge University Press
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7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Pelvic and fetal cranial anatomy and mechanism of labour Louay S. Louis and Richard Warren; 2. First stage of labour Sambit Mukhopadhyay and David Fraser; 3. Analgesia and anaesthesia in labour Jason Scott and Geraldine O'Sullivan; 4. Intrapartum fetal surveillance Rohan D'Souza and S. Arulkumaran; 5. Uterine contractions Vivek Nama and S. Arulkumaran; 6. The management of intrapartum 'fetal distress' Bryony Strachan; 7. Nutrition and hydration in labour David Fraser and Sambit Mukhopadhyay; 8. Prolonged second stage of labour including difficult decision making on operative vaginal delivery or Caesarean section Hajeera Butt and Dierdre Murphy; 9. Operative vaginal delivery – indications, techniques and complications Stergios K. Doumouchtsis and S. Arulkumaran; 10. Caesarean deliveries – indications, techniques and complications Lisa Story and Sara Paterson-Brown; 11. Breech and twin delivery Steve Walkinshaw; 12. Cord prolapse and shoulder dystocia Joanna Crofts,Timothy Draycott and Mark Denbow; 13. Antepartum haemorrhage Neelam Potdar, Osric Navti and Justin C. Konje; 14. Management of third stage of labour Pinakini Amin and Audrey Ann Long; 15. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) Nutan Mishra and Edwin Chandraharan; 16. Acute illness and maternal collapse in the postpartum period Guy N. B. Jackson and Steve Yentis; 17. Episiotomy and obstetric perineal trauma Ranee Thakar and Abdul Sultan; 18. Induction of labour (includes IUFD) Devi Subramanian and Leonie Penna; 19. Preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes Austin Ugwumadu; 20. Preterm labour and delivery Sarah L. Bell and Jane E. Norman; 21. Labour in women with medical disorders (sickle cell disease, diabetes, epilepsy, severe pre-eclampsia, HIV/AIDS) Mandish Dhanjal and Catherine Nelson-Piercy; 22. Management of women with previous Caesarean section scar Rajesh Varma and Gordon C. S. Smith; 23. Rupture of the uterus Nutan Mishra and Edwin Chandraharan; 24. Management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia James J. Walker; 25. Neonatal resuscitation and the management of immediate neonatal problems Paul Mannix; 26. The immediate puerperium (perineal & pelvic haematoma, psychiatric illness, etc.) Mahishee Mehta and Leonie Penna; 27. Triage and prioritisation in a busy labour ward Tracey Johnston and Nina Johns; 28. Risk management related to intrapartum care Melissa Whitworth and Helen Scholefield; 29. Team working, skills and drills Dimitrios M. Siasskos and Tim J. Draycott; 30. Cerebral palsy arising from events in labour Julian Woolfson; 31. Objective-structured assessment of technical skills [OSATS] in obstetrics Melissa Whitten and Maggie Blott; Index.

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