Obstetric and Intrapartum Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Management

Obstetric and Intrapartum EmergenciesBy

  • Edwin ChandraharanSt George’s University of London
  • Sabaratnam ArulkumaranSt George’s University of London

Every day, approximately 1000 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, most of which result from common treatable complications, such as haemorrhage, infections, pre-eclampsia and obstructed labour, which have not been recognized in time or treated properly. Every unborn child also faces risk of stillbirth, birth trauma, oxygen deprivation and neonatal death or long-term brain damage during birthing. Obstetric and Intrapartum Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Management is written by a wide variety of obstetric experts in developing and developed countries and provides an easy-to-use guide to recognize and treat perinatal emergencies before it is too late. The text includes learning tools such as ‘Key Pearls’ and ‘Key Pitfalls,’ a section on managing emergencies in a low-resource setting and contains detailed illustrations throughout. This book is a practical and invaluable guide for obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, medical students and the wider perinatal team.

  • Numerous flow charts, photographs and illustrations
  • Covers emergencies in all situations – low and high resource settings and includes sections on simulation training and fire drills
  • Contains evidence-based management guidelines for emergencies clinicians will encounter

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