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1st Edition

Management of Normal and High-Risk Labour during Childbirth

Edited By

Gowri Dorairajan

ISBN 9780367472467
Published May 30, 2022 by CRC Press
205 Pages 38 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book deals with the management of labour, guiding the readers to recognize problems by keen monitoring, based on anatomical and physiological understanding of labour. In this era of technology, this book revives the fading art of identification of clinical signs and symptoms. The chapters are well-structured, covering different aspects from suspicion to identification of the problems by recognizing subtle warning signals by the fetus and the uterus. Operative deliveries and common obstetric emergencies with their appropriate management are also covered. It provides practical points to prevent, anticipate, recognize, and manage problems during labour.

Key Features

  • Helps to identify clinical signs and symptoms that infuses the reader with confidence to identify and manage abnormal situations during labour and childbirth through the feel of their fingers and awakened understanding.
  • A must have book for all postgraduate trainees and practitioners of obstetrics, eager to learn the fundamentals of labour management.
  • Features illustrated cases helpful in learning management of normal labour and pick abnormal labour, at the earliest possible deviation from normalcy.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Editor. Contributors. Anatomy of the Pelvis. Understanding the Maternal Passage. Understanding the Passenger. Stages of Labour. Understanding the Power: The Uterine Contractions. Understanding the Fetal Journey. Management of Labour. Obstetric Analgesia. Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance. Understanding the Warning Signal of the Uterus and the Fetus. Abnormal Uterine Contractions. Cephalopelvic Disproportion and Contracted Pelvis. Abnormalities of Second Stage. Forceps Delivery. Ventouse Delivery. Caesarean Section. Post-Partum Haemorrhage. Clinical Approach to Case of PPH. Specific Management of PPH. Index.

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Dr Gowri Dorairajan is Professor and Head of a unit at JIPMER, Puducherry, an autonomous National Importance Institution. She is an acclaimed teacher and clinician. She has more than 24 years of teaching experience. In addition, she has vast clinical experience and has worked in many government hospitals with high turnover and deliveries. She did her postgraduation from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, from 1992 to 1995 and vast exposure to various obstetric emergencies and the management of women in labour. She is working as a professor in JIPMER since June 2013.