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Obstetrics Simplified

Diaa M. EI-Mowafi, MD

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Benha Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Lecturer & Researcher, Wayne State University, USA
Fellow, Geneva University, Switzerland
Consultant and Head of Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
King Khalid General Hospital, Hafr El-Batin, Saudi Arabia
4 Ghazza Street, El-Hossania, El-Mansoura 35111, Egypt


CONTENTS

UNIT I : PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION

Physiology of reproduction

The placenta

The umbilical cord

The foetal membranes and amniotic fluid

Maternal changes due to pregnancy

Diagnosis of pregnancy

Antenatal care

Minor complaints during pregnancy

UNIT II : ABNORMAL PREGNANCY

Bleeding in early pregnancy, abortion

Ectopic pregnancy

Hydatidiform (vesicular) mole

Bleeding in late pregnancy, placenta praevia

Abruptio placentae

Marginal haemorrhage

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Polyhydramios and oligohydramnios

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

Heart disease in pregnancy

Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy

Anaemia in pregnancy

Urinary tract infection in pregnancy

Infectious diseases in pregnancy

Coagulation defects in pregnancy

Jaundice in pregnancy

Thyrotoxicosis and epilepsy in pregnancy. Iso-immunization in pregnancy

Abdominal pain with pregnancy

Retroverted gravid uterus, pendulous abdomen

Gynaecologic tumours with pregnancy

High risk pregnancy

Post-term pregnancy

Preterm labour

Premature rupture of membranes

Tocolytic drugs

UNIT III : NORMAL LABOUR

Anatomy of the female pelvis

Anatomy of the foetal skull

Obstetric terms

Normal labour

Active management of labour

UNIT IV : ABNORMAL LABOUR

Malposition and malpresentations

Face presentation

Brow presentation

Compound presentation. Breech presentation

Shoulder presentation (transverse or oblique lie)

Cord presentation and prolapse

Multiple pregnancy

Abnormal uterine action

Prolonged labour

Obstructed labour

Contracted pelvis

Dystocia due to oversized foetus

Maternal obstetric injuries

Complications of the third stage of labour. Postpartum haemorrhage

Retained placenta

Acute inversion of the uterus

Shock in obstetrics

UNIT V : THE PUERPERIUM

The puerperium. Puerperal sepsis

Breast disorders in the puerperium

UNIT VI : THE FOETUS

The foetal physiology

Assessment of foetal maturity and wellbeing

Intrauterine growth retardation

Placental insufficiency. Perinatal mortality

Foetal asphyxia

Congenital anomalies

Foetal birth trauma

UNIT VII : MISCELLANEOUS

The relief of pain in labour

Ecbolics (uterine stimulants)

Maternal mortality

Induction of labour

Ultrasonography in obstetrics

Radiology in obstetrics

UNIT VIII : OPERATIVE OBSTETRICS

Forceps delivery

Vacuum extraction (ventouse)

Caesarean section

Version

Episiotomy

Symphysiotomy

Destructive operations

 

Bibliography

National Library Card No. 1996/8705

I.S.B.N. 977-19-1357-3

First edition 1997

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