1st Edition

Management of Normal and High-Risk Labour during Childbirth

Edited By

Gowri Dorairajan

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 28, 2022
ISBN 9780367472467
March 28, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
176 Pages 38 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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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

SECTION I Normal Labour

Chapter 1: Anatomy of the pelvis
Vandana Mehta

Chapter 2: Understanding the Maternal Passage
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 3: Understanding the passenger
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 4:  Stages of Labour
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 5:Understanding the Power: The Uterine Contractions
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 6 Understanding the foetal journey
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 7: Management of Labour
Gowri Dorairajan

Chitra Chatterji and Atish Pal

Chapter 9: Intrapartum Foetal Surveillance
Anish Keepanasseril


Chapter 10: Understanding the warning signal of the uterus and the fetus
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 11: Abnormal Uterine Contractions
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 12: Cephalopelvic disproportion and Contracted pelvis
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 13: Abnormalities of second stage
Gowri Dorairajan

Section III: Operative Delivery

Chapter 14: Forceps delivery
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 15: Ventouse Delivery
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 16:  Caesarean Section
Gowri Dorairajan

Section IV Abnormalities of third stage of labour

Chapter 17: Post-Partum Haemorrhage
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 18:   Clinical Approach to case of PPH
Gowri Dorairajan

Chapter 19: Specific Management of PPH
Gowri Dorairajan

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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.