This is the fifth edition of a popular, highly readable primer in obstetrics and gynaecology. It has been thoroughly updated and reconfigured to key into the new undergraduate curriculum n O&G devised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Highly illustrated throughout.
Essential information points at the end of chapters.
Case histories throughout.
Practical procedures boxes throughout.
Alert (warnings or advice) and tick (guidance or definitions) boxes throughout.
New editor: Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran.
Now a multi-authored text written by eminent experts from across the specialty.
Book entirely restructured to reflect the national undergraduate curriculum in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Two new appendices: Principles of Perioperative Care and Governance, Audit and Research.
Over 100 self-assessment MCQs at the end of the book.
Section 1 Essential reproductive science 1. Anatomy of the female pelvis Caroline de Costa 2. Conception and nidation Roger Pepperell 3. Physiological changes in pregnancy Fiona Broughton Pipkin 4. Placental and fetal growth and development E. Malcolm Symonds 5. Perinatal and maternal mortality Boon H. Lim Section 2 Essential obstetrics 6. History taking and examination in obstetrics Edwin Chandraharan 7. Normal pregnancy and antenatal care Shaylee Iles 8. Obstetric disorders Henry G. Murray 9. Maternal medicine Suzanne V.F. Wallace, Henry G. Murray and David James 1. Assessment of fetal wellbeing David James and Suzanne V.F. Wallace 11. Management of labour Sabaratnam Arulkumaran 12. Management of delivery Aldo Vacca 13. Postpartum problems Shankari Arulkumaran 14. Psychiatric disorders of childbirth Margaret R. Oates Section 3 Essential gynaecology 15. Basic clinical skills in gynaecology Ian M. Symonds 16. Gynaecological disorders Ian S. Fraser 17. Infertility William Ledger 18. Early pregnancy care Ian M. Symonds 19. Sexual and reproductive health Roger Pepperell 2. Gynaecological oncology Hextan Y.S. Ngan and Karen Chan 21. Prolapse and disorders of the urinary tract Ajay Rane and Jay Iyer Appendices A: Principles of perioperative care