Obesity and Obstetrics, Second Edition, brings together experts to examine the issues and challenges of obesity and obstetrics, also discussing how obesity affects fertility, reproduction and pregnancy. Beginning with the worldwide epidemic of obesity, chapters then go on to review obesity and hyperglycemia of pregnancy, management of labor, interventions to improve care during pregnancy, and long-term impact of maternal obesity.
- Provides an essential reference on the significant risk of complications during pregnancy, including early pregnancy loss, recurrent miscarriage and fetal developmental abnormalities
- Builds foundational knowledge on how maternal obesity predisposes offspring to obesity, highlighting that the prevention of childhood obesity begins during pregnancy
- Assembles critically evaluated chapters focused on obesity and obstetrics to meet the practical needs of obstetricians, endocrinologists and general practitioners
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1. Worldwide Epidemic of Obesity 2. Social, Ethnic and Genetic Determinants of Obesity 3. The Psychological Basis of Obesity 4. Obesity and Adolescent Pregnancy (New Chapter) 5. Ultrasound Scanning in Obese Pregnancy 6. Obesity and Pre-Eclampsia 7. Obesity and Venous Thromboembolism
Section 2 Obesity and Hyperglycaemia of Pregnancy 8. Pregnancy and Metabolic Syndrome of Pregnancy 9. Maternal Obesity and Developmental priming of Risk of later disease 10. Screening for Gestational Diabetes 11. Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus to optimise outcomes (New Chapter) 12. Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Placental Dysfunction
Section 3 Management of Labour 13. Obesity and Prolonged Pregnancy 14. Induction of Labour in Obese Women 15. Intrapartum Care 16. Anaesthetic issues in Obese Women 17. Obesity and Placental pathology 18. Maternal Obesity and the risk of Stillbirth 19. Difficult Caesarean Section in Morbidly Obese Women 20. Sepsis in Pregnant Obese Women 21. Postpartum care for the recently delivered obese Women 22. Maternal Morbidity and Mortality among Obese Women 23. Impact of obesity on perinatal and Childhood outcomes (New chapter)
Section 4: Interventions to Improve Care of Women During Pregnancy 24. Medical and Surgical interventions for women planning Pregnancy 25. Evidence based Approach to the management of Obese Pregnant Women 26. Developing Standards of Care for Obese Women during pregnancy 27. Planning for the Future: Maternity Services in 2035
Section 5 Long-Term Impact of Maternal Obesity 28. Maternal Obesity
The road to Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk 29. Obese Women and Quality Of Life 30. Understanding eating Behaviour and Life Style issues to develop prevention strategies
Tahir Mahmood, CBE, MD, FRCPI, FFRSH, MBA, FACOG, FRCPE, FEBCOG, FRCOG
Consultant Gynecologist and Clinical Director Women , Children and Clinical Services Directorate , Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK
Past Vice-President Standards, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007-2010); President, European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG, 2014-2017); Past President of Edinburgh Obstetrical Society ( 2012-2014); Past President of the Northern Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Scotland ( 1999-2011), National Lead for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Audit in England and Wales (2010-2015), FIGO Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy Working Group ( 2014-2016); and is currently International UNFPA Consultant for EECA Region, Chair of EBCOG Standards of Care and Position Statements Group, and Life Trustee Lindsay Stewart R&D Foundation of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. In the recent past, he has held honorary senior Clinical Lectureships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee and St. Andrews in Scotland. He has edited 10 manuscripts and has published more than 200 research papers and chapters.
He was appointed as Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year's honours list (2012) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2nd
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FRCS, FACOG, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of St. George's University, London; Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2007-2010); President: International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) 2012-2015; Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St George's University Hospital, London, UK (1997-2013). National award recipient of Knight Bachelor in the UK and Sri Lanka Ranjana in Sri Lanka for services to Medicine.
Chervenak, Frank A.
Frank A. Chervenak, MD, MMM currently serves as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has published 327 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 38 textbooks. Research interests include ultrasound and ethics in obstetrics & gynecology and physician leadership. He has been named a member of The National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Chervenak has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute in Ultrasound and Medicine and the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. He has served as President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine in Surgery Society, the New York Perinatal Society and the New York Academy of Medicine Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the New York Obstetrical Society. Currently, Dr. Chervenak serves as President of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, Vice-president of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and Co-director of The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medicine and Ultrasound. He has been awarded doctor honoris causae from 11 International Universities. He has been admitted as a fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Great Britain and as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been named an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Pediatrics and a "Knight of Medicine by the University of Georgia.