Management of Labor and Delivery offers a concise up–to–date review on this important event. Written for all those who manage labor and delivery––including nurse midwives, family practitioners, and obstetricians, as well as students, residents, and specialists in maternal and fetal medicine––this book focuses on that pivotal time in a pregnant woman's life when the miracle of birth becomes a reality.
Topics such as risk assessment, conduct of low risk labor, active management of labor, introduction to labor, analgesia and anesthesia, conduct of preterm labor, review of methods of fetal monitoring in labor, and multiple pregnancy labor management are thoroughly addressed. Special chapters on intrapartum–associated infectious complications, abnormal labor management and preterm delivery as well a chapter on auditing the labor ward units are included.
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).