Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus & Mother, Third Edition

Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus & Mother, Third Edition

Editor(s): E. Albert Reece, John C. Hobbins

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405132169

Online ISBN: 9780470753293

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753293

About this Book

Highly Commended in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008

The third edition of Clinical Obstetrics - The Fetus and Mother is unique in that it gives in-depth attention to the two patients - fetus and mother, giving special coverage to each patient. Clinical Obstetrics - The Fetus and Mother covers the biology, pathology, and clinical management of disorders affecting the fetus and the mother with illustrations highlighting essential diagnostic features and treatment procedures. The book has been extensively revised and in some cases reorganized for clarity and flow. This book is fully up to date with special chapters on;



  • first trimester prenatal screening
  • 3-D and 4-D ultrasound
  • medical and surgical fetal therapy
  • foetal stem cell therapy
  • prenatal diagnosis and fetal developmental biology
  • benign tumors in pregnancy


and extensive discussion of each of the main areas of maternal diseases. The book has been made more succinct yet heavily annotated and illustrated giving greater clinical emphasis enabling fast decisions at the point of care; all chapters now have key summary points making it easy to retrieve information.


In addition Clinical Obstetrics - The Fetus and Mother includes a new searchable CD of the text including over 100 colour illustrations, and a Q&A book allowing you to test your learning.


Formerly known as Medicine of the Fetus and Mother and highly successful in two previous editions published by Lippincott

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Conception and Conceptus Development

  2. Part II: Pregnancy and the Fetoplacental Unit

    1. Chapter 5

      Endocrinology of Pregnancy and the Placenta (pages 68–82)

      Alan DeCherney, Jessica Spencer, Tim Chard and Karen A. Hutchinson

  3. Part III: Fetal Developmental Biology

  4. Part IV: Variations in Embryonal and Fetal Growth and Development

  5. Part V: Fetal Infections and Teratogenesis

  6. Part VI: Fetal Diseases

    1. Chapter 22

      Basic Principles of Ultrasound (pages 336–346)

      Mladen Predanic, Frank A. Chervenak and E. Albert Reece

    2. Chapter 26

      Fetal Skeletal Anomalies (pages 401–472)

      Luís F. Gonçalves, Patricia L. Devers, Jimmy Espinoza and Roberto Romero

  7. Part VII: Methods of Evaluation of Fetal Development and Wellbeing

  8. Part VIII: Fetal Therapy

    1. Chapter 34

      Fetal Medical Treatment (pages 617–630)

      Mark I. Evans, Yuval Yaron, Charles S. Kleinman and Alan W. Flake

  9. Part IX: Maternal Biological Adaptations to Pregnancy

  10. Part X: Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy

    1. Chapter 46

      Neurological Disorders in Pregnancy (pages 818–824)

      R. Lee Archer, Stacy A. Rudnicki and Bashir S. Shihabuddin

    2. Chapter 47

      Thromboembolic Disorders of Pregnancy (pages 825–848)

      Michael J. Paidas, Christian M. Pettker and Charles J. Lockwood

  11. Part XI: Medicosocial Considerations in Pregnancy

  12. Part XII: Obstetric and Peripartal Events

    1. Chapter 63

      Prelabor Rupture of the Membranes (pages 1130–1188)

      Joaquin Santolaya-Forgas, Roberto Romero, Jimmy Espinoza, Offer Erez, Lara A. Friel, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Ray Bahado-Singh and Jyh Kae Nien

  13. Part XIII: The Newborn Infant

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