At the moment, there is no definitive source in the literature on labor management for obstetricians and perinatologists, covering not only the basic science, but practice, from an international perspective. Management of Labor and Delivery covers the physiology and pathophysiology of labor, clinical diagnosis, the management of normal labor, induction for labor, that of abnormal labor such as prematurity, breach, twins, Cesarean section, pain relief and so on. The emphasis throughout is on careful intrapartum assessment and the selection of appropriate action.
Table of Contents
Preface. Contributing Authors. 1 Labor: A Historical Perspective (Edward Quilligan) 2 Biology of Parturition (Graham C. Liggins) 3 Antenatal Preparation for Labor (Margaret Fanagan) 4 General Principles of Labor Management (Peter C. Boylan) 5 Normal Labor and Delivery (Robert K. Creasy) 6 Assessment of Risk During Labor and Delivery (Michelle K. Creasy and Robert K. Creasy) 7 Management of Labor and Delivery in Low Risk Patients (William G. L. Ferguson) 8 Fetal Assessment and Treatment During Labor (Laurie S. Swaim and Robert K. Creasy) 9 Pain Relief and Anaesthesia During Labor (Robin Russell and Felicity Reynolds) 10 The Puerperium (John W. Riggs and Jorge D. Blanco) 11 Newborn Care (John W. Sparks) 12 Induction of Labor (Julia E. Solomon and Mary E. D'Alton) 13 Active Management of Labor (Peter C. Boylan) 14 Dystocia (Watson A. Bowes, Jr.) 15 Malpresentations and Special Situations (James A. Thorp) 16 Multiple Pregnancy (Lynn L. Simpson and Mary E. D'Alton) 17 Operative Procedures (Declan P. Keane) 18 Medical Complications of Labor and Delivery (Bernard Gonik and Renee A. Bobrowski) 19 Intrapartum-Associated Infectious Complications (Bernard Gonik and Michael F. McNamara) 20 Preterm Delivery (Robert K. Creasy) 21 Labor Ward Audit (Michael S. Robson) Index.
Dr. Creasy is the author of "New Hope for Problem Pregnancies" and "Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice," now in its third edition.