Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth (3rd revised edition)

Author(s): Murray Enkin


Regarded as 'essential' reading in obstetrics, this totally updated edition is based on systematic reviews of the research literature. It summarises the most authoritative evidence available on the effects of care carried out during pregnancy, childbirth and after the baby is born. It is clear and accessible, including tables which list practices that are beneficial or otherwise.


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The book's strengths are its scientific rigour, its readability and its immediate applicability to daily practice in maternity care. It draws together, in an accessible format, the enormous amount of information available in the medical literature and in the Cochrane library... It is highly recommended for medical and midwifery practitioners, both trainees and those more experienced. eMJA

BASIC CARE; 1. What do we mean by "effective care?"; 2. Evaluating care in pregnancy and childbirth; 3. Support for pregnant women; 4. Antenatal education; 5. Lifestyle in pregnancy; 6. Dietary modification in pregnancy; SCREENING; 7. Risk scoring; 8. Imaging ultrasound in pregnancy; 9. Screening for congenial anomalies; 10. Screening for pre-eclampsia; 11. Gestational diabetes; 12. Assessment of fetal growth, size, and well-being; PREGNANCY PROBLEMS; 13. Unpleasant symptoms in pregnancy; 14. Miscarriage; 15. Hypertension in pregnancy; 16. Fetal compromise; 17. Multiple pregnancy; 18. Rhesus isoimmunization; 19. Infection in pregnancy; 20. Diabetes in pregnancy; 21. Bleeding in the latter half of pregnancy; 22. Suspected fetopelvic disproportion and abnormal lie; 23. Prelabor rupture of the membranes; 24. Preterm labor; 25. Promoting pulmonary maturity; 26. Post-term pregnancy; 27. Fetal death; CHILDBIRTH; 28. Social and professional support in childbirth; 29. Hospital practices; 30. Care of the fetus during labor; 31. Monitoring the progress of labor; 32. The second stage of labor; 33. The third stage of labor; PROBLEMS DURING CHILDBIRTH; 34. Control of pain in labor; 35. Prolonged labor; 36. Repair of perineal trauma; 37. Preterm birth; 38. Labor and birth after previous cesarean section; TECHNIQUES OF INDUCTION AND OPERATIVE DELIVERY; 39. Preparing for induction of labor; 40. Methods of inducing labor; 41. Instrumental vaginal delivery; 42. Cesarean section; 43. Prophylactic antibiotics with cesarean section; CARE AFTER CHILDBIRTH; 44. Immediate care of the newborn infant; 45. Mother and baby; 46. Breastfeeding; 47. Perineal pain and discomfort; 48. Breast symptoms in women who are not breastfeeding; 49. Loss and grief in the perinatal period; SYNOPSIS; 50. Effective care in pregnancy and childbirth: a synopsis; Tables; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780192631732
  • : oup
  • : oup
  • : August 2000
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Murray Enkin
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 618.24
  • : 544
  • : 1 line figure