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Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus and Mother, 3rd Edition

Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus and Mother, 3rd Edition

E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA (Editor), John C. Hobbins (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17183-0

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

1560 pages



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


Overview: historical perspectives of fetal medicine.

Part I: Conception and Conceptus Development.

1 Early conceptus growth and immunobiologic adaptations of pregnancy.

Kenneth H.H. Wong and Eli Y. Adashi.

2 Normal embryonic and fetal development.

Trivedi Vidhya N. Persaud and Jean C. Hay.

Part II: Pregnancy and the Fetoplacental Unit.

3 Normal and abnormal placentation.

Soheila Korourian and Luis De Las Casas.

4 Fetoplacental perfusion and transfer of nutrients.

Henry L. Galan and Frederick C. Battaglia.

5 Endocrinology of pregnancy and the placenta.

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

Part III: Fetal Developmental Biology.

6 Fetal lung development and amniotic fluid analysis.

Ian Gross and Matthew J. Bizzarro.

7 Fetal cardiovascular physiology and response to stress conditions.

Jean-Claude Fouron and Amanda Skoll.

8 Immunology of the fetus.

Josiah F. Wedgwood and James G. McNamara.

9 Fetal endocrinology.

Charles E. Wood and Maureen Keller-Wood.

10 Fetal hematology.

Véronique Cayol and Fernand Daffos.

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

11 Sporadic and recurrent pregnancy loss.

Robert M. Silver and D. Ware Branch.

12 Ectopic and heterotopic pregnancies.

Arnon Wiznitzer and Eyal Sheiner.

13 Multifetal pregnancies: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and management.

Michelle Smith-Levitin, Daniel W. Skupski, and Frank A. Chervenak.

14 Biology of normal and deviant fetal growth.

Andrée Gruslin and the late Carl A. Nimrod.

Part V: Fetal Infections and Teratogenesis.

15 Developmental toxicology, drugs, and fetal teratogenesis.

Robert L. Brent and Lynda B. Fawcett.

16 Drugs, alcohol abuse, and effects in pregnancy.

Stephen R. Carr and Donald R. Coustan.

17 Teratogenic viruses.

Antonio V. Sison.

18 Transplacentally acquired microbial infections in the fetus.

Santosh Pandipati and Ronald S. Gibbs.

19 Antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents in pregnancy and during lactation.

Janet I. Andrews and Jennifer R. Niebyl.

Part VI: Fetal Diseases.

20 Principles of human genetics: chromosomal and singlegene disorders.

Joe Leigh Simpson and Maurice J. Mahoney.

21 Genetic counseling in prenatal and perinatal medicine.

Jeff Milunsky and Aubrey Milunsky.

22 Basic principles of ultrasound.

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

23 Prenatal diagnosis of central nervous system malformations.

Gianluigi Pilu and Sandro Gabrielli.

24 Prenatal diagnosis of thoracic and cardiac abnormalities.

Gianluigi Pilu, Philippe Jeanty, and Juliana M.B. Leite.

25 Gastrointestinal and genitourinary anomalies.

Sandro Gabrielli, Nicola Rizzo, and E. Albert Reece.

26 Fetal skeletal anomalies.

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

27 First- and second-trimester prenatal diagnosis.

John C. Hobbins.

28 First- and second-trimester screening for open neural tube defects and Down syndrome.

James E. Haddow, Glenn E. Palomaki, and Ronald J. Wapner.

Part VII: Methods of Evaluation of Fetal Development and Well-being.

29 Prenatal diagnosis of deviant fetal growth.

E. Albert Reece and Zion J. Hagay.

30 Three- and four-dimensional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in pregnancy.

Teresita L. Angtuaco.

31 Doppler ultrasonography and fetal well-being.

Brian J. Trudinger.

32 Antepartum and intrapartum surveillance of the fetus and the amniotic fluid.

Lami Yeo, Michael G. Ross, and Anthony M. Vintzileos.

Part VIII: Fetal Therapy.

33 The fetus at surgery.

Robert H. Ball and Michael R. Harrison.

34 Fetal medical treatment.

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

Part IX: Maternal Biological Adaptations to Pregnancy.

35 Maternal biological, biomechanical, and biochemical changes in pregnancy.

Edward K.S. Chien and Helen Feltovich.

36 Maternal nutrition.

Barbara Luke.

Part X: Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy.

37 Trauma, shock, and critical care obstetrics.

Erin A.S. Clark, Gary A. Dildy, and Steven L. Clark.

38 Hypertensive diseases in pregnancy.

Frederick U. Eruo and Baha M. Sibai.

39 Cardiac diseases in pregnancy.

Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery and Steven L. Clark.

40 Maternal pulmonary disorders complicating pregnancy.

Steven L. Clark and Calla Holmgren.

41 Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy.

Carol J. Homko, Zion J. Hagay, and E. Albert Reece.

42 Endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

Fred H. Faas.

43 Gastrointestinal diseases complicating pregnancy.

Washington Clark Hill and Alfred D. Fleming.

44 Liver disease in pregnancy.

Vivek Raj.

45 Pregnancy complicated by renal disorders.

Michelle W. Krause and Sudhir V. Shah.

46 Neurological disorders in pregnancy.

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

47 Thromboembolic disorders of pregnancy.

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

48 Coagulation and hematological disorders of pregnancy.

Carl P. Weiner and Chien Oh.

49 Maternal alloimmunization and fetal hemolytic disease.

Anita C. Manogura and Carl P. Weiner.

50 Maternal infections, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and sexually transmitted diseases in pregnancy.

Richard L. Sweet and Howard Minkoff.

51 Rheumatologic and connective tissue disorders in pregnancy.

Gustavo F. Leguizamón and E. Albert Reece.

52 Dermatologic disorders during pregnancy.

Thomas D. Horn and Jerri Hoskyn.

53 Cancer and other neoplasms in pregnancy.

Peter E. Schwartz and Masoud Azodi.

Part XI: Medicosocial Considerations in Pregnancy.

54 Pregnancy before age 20 years and after age 35 years.

Helen H. Kay.

55 Essentials in biostatistics and perinatal epidemiology.

Paula K. Roberson and Benjamin P. Sachs.

56 Sexuality in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Kirsten von Sydow.

57 Psychiatric problems during pregnancy and the puerperium.

Linda L.M. Worley and Jennifer L. Melville.

58 Ethical and legal dimensions of medicine of the pregnant woman and fetus.

Judith L. Chervenak, Frank A. Chervenak, and Laurence B. McCullough.

Part XII: Obstetric and Peripartal Events.

59 Bleeding in the third trimester.

Lawrence W. Oppenheimer and the late Carl A. Nimrod.

60 Normal and abnormal labor.

Wayne R. Cohen.

61 Operative vaginal delivery.

Edward R. Yeomans.

62 Preterm labor.

Erol Amon and Thomas D. Myles.

63 Prelabor rupture of the membranes.

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

64 Prolonged pregnancy.

Curtis L. Lowery and Paul Wendel.

65 Anesthesia in the high-risk patient.

Danny Wilkerson and Richard B. Clark.

66 Puerperium and lactation: physiology of the reproductive system.

Judy M. Hopkinson, Pamela D. Berens, and E. Albert Reece.

Part XIII: The Newborn Infant.

67 Premature birth and neurological complications.

Alan Hill.

68 Common problems of the newborn.

Fernando R. Moya and Matthew Laughon.


"This is an excellent resource: I particularly liked the Q&A booklet which was very useful." (BMA Medical Book Competition - Programme and Award Winners, September 2008)
Covers the biology, pathology, and clinical management of disorders affecting the foetus and the mother with illustrations highlighting essential diagnostic features and treatment procedures

  • ultrasound scans and colour plates
  • Modernised and easily referenced new Key Points section
  • New chapters on three-dimensional ultrasound, foetal stem cell therapy, and benign tumours in pregnancy
  • Formerly known as Medicine of the Fetus and Mother and highly successful in two previous editions published by Lippincott