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Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine

1st Edition

Edited by Nicholas Macklon, Ian Greer, Eric Steegers

CRC Press

354 pages

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A new subspecialty is growing at the interface of reproductive medicine and perinatology: infertility. Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource for those providing medical care to women trying to conceive a healthy pregnancy.

A revolutionary first edition, this text brings together a number of difficult and usually separate topics and provides the busy clinician with one authoritative and methodical reference.

Reflecting the breadth of modern clinical practice in this emerging therapy area, this integrated text incorporates aspects of all the relevant existing expertise, including:

  • Preconceptual counseling
  • Fertility investigation
  • Therapy and management of preconception through the first trimester of pregnancy

Table of Contents


Genetics and Conception

Lifestyle and Conception

Preconceptual Counseling

Preparing the High-Risk Patient

The Patient with Renal Disease

The Patient with an Organ Transplant

The Patient with Hypertension

The Patient with Cardiac Disease

The Patient with Thyroid Disease

The Patient with Diabetes

The Patient with Epilepsy

The Patient with Thrombosis and Bleeding Disorders

The Patient with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The Patient with HIV

The Patient with Cystic Fibrosis

The Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Patient with Prolactinoma

Periconceptional Issues in Neuromuscular Disorders

The Patient with or at Risk of Severe Mental Illness

Achieving Pregnancy

How to Conceive: Evidence Based Fertility Investigation The Anovulatory Patient

The Patient with Endometriosis

The Patient with Poor Sperm Quality

The Patient with Tubal Disease

The Couple with Unexplained Infertility

The Patient from the Developing World

Older Woman Wishing to Conceive

Psychological Aspects of Fertility Therapy

The Luteal Phase

Implantation Failure

Management of Early Pregnancy

Early Placental Development

The Immunology of Early Pregnancy

Mechanisms and Nomenclature of Early Pregnancy Loss

Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Heritable Thrombophilia and Early Pregnancy Loss

Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy

Evidence Based Investigation and Management of Miscarriage

Ectopic Pregnancy after Fertility Treatment

Molar Pregnancy

Multiple Pregnancy

Cervical Cerclage and Pregnancy Loss

The IVF Pregnancy: High Risk Management?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology