Obstetrics in Family Medicine: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

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This volume provides in a simple and concise format, all of the important information needed for advanced maternity care for primary care physicians including preconception counseling, prenatal care, medications in pregnancy, complications of pregnancy and labor. These issues and conditions are summarized without being overly detailed. This format provides an ease of use by primary care clinicians as various patient problems arise

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"At only 221 pages, with a straightforward writing style, this book is a quick and easy read that encompasses a broad overview of obstetrics. … For these reasons, those who would find this text most useful would be medical students or residents … who could read this book in its entirety as an introduction to obstetrics. It may also be useful to practicing clinicians … who wish to brush up on or review obstetric topics." (Kirsten Stoesser, Family Medicine, July, 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588295101
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/15/2006
  • Series: Current Clinical Practice Series
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Preconception and Prenatal Care


Preconception Counseling

Prenatal Care. Medications in Pregnancy

II. Complications of Pregnancy

Dysmorphic Growth and Genetic Abnormalities

Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Preterm Labor

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Early Pregnancy Bleeding

Late Pregnancy Bleeding

Recurrent Spontaneous Abortions

Rh Isoimmunization

Infection in Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy

HIV and Pregnancy

Multigestational Pregnancy

Post-Dates Pregnancy

III. Labor and Delivery

Normal Labor

Induction and Augmentation.

Pain Management in Labor

Operative Delivery

IV. Complications of Labor and Delivery

Prolonged Labor

Shoulder Dystocia


Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Maternal Fever in Labor

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Perineal Laceration and Episiotomy

V. Postpartum Management

Newborn Evaluation

Routine Hospital Postpartum Management

Complications of the Hospital Postpartum Period


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