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This edition provides a convenient resource for practitioners suddenly faced with a parturient who has an unusual medical or surgical condition.
A journalist ';explores the way childbirth has changed, from pre-history to the present' in this ';fascinating, funny and occasionally shocking' historical survey (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). From midwives to the epidural and beyond, mother and former Boston Globe editor Tina Cassidy presents an intelligent, enlightening, and impeccably researched cultural history of how we handle the process of childbirth. Why is it that every culture and generation seems to have its own ideas about the best way to give birth? Touching on peculiar practices from across the globe as well as the very different experiences of mothers in her own family, Cassidy explores the physical, anthropological, political, and religious factors that have and will continue to influence how women bring new life into the world. ';Birthis a power-packed book.... A lively, engaging, and often witty read, a quirky, eye-opening account of one of life's most elemental experiences.' The Boston Globe ';Well-researched and engaging... Birth is a clever, almost irreverent look at an enduring everyday miracle.' Entertainment Weekly ';Wonderful. Packed full of information, a brilliant mixture of ancient wisdom and modern science.' Kate Mosse, author of the New York Times bestseller, Labyrinth
A thoroughly updated 2007 edition of this well-established practical guide to obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia originally published by W. B. Saunders. All aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist are covered, from conception, throughout pregnancy, to after birth care. The emphasis is on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. The authors have identified over 150 potential complications each covered in two sections: issues raised and management options, with key points extracted into boxes for quick reference. A section on organisational aspects such as record keeping, training, protocols and guidelines makes this an important resource for any labour ward or hospital dealing with pregnant women. Presented in a clear, structured format, this book will be invaluable to trainee anaesthetists at all levels and to experienced anaesthetists who encounter obstetric patients. Obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners wishing to extend or update their knowledge will also find it highly beneficial.
This book reviews the research in pre-eclampsia and the practical management of this common and life-threatening disorder.
The ethical issues encountered in the clinical management of extremely premature neonates.