A Practical Guide to Obstetrics, Second Edition

Gita Arjun

ISBN: 9789393330086 | Year: 2022 | Paperback | Pages: 692 | Language : English

Book Size: 180 x 240 mm | Territorial Rights: World

Price: 1250.00

About the Book

The second edition of A Practical Guide to Obstetrics is an encyclopedia of obstetrics and an excellent reference book for practising obstetricians and midwives in India. This book presents the most up-to-date information of practical relevance in a crisp and reader-friendly style.


The current edition of A Practical Guide to Obstetrics focuses on Indian data available for various clinical conditions. Since 2005, the Government of India, along with other agencies, has brought out guidelines for maternal healthcare. These are sound clinically and present the scope and purpose with clarity. However, a task force convened by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) found that Indian guidelines have weak documentation about their development process and are unclear on how they were adapted to local conditions. Recommendations in this book are based on Indian conditions, resources and ease of applicability. This should help practitioners to relate these to various clinical situations and be able to practice with confidence.


The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic changed the world in many ways. Obstetricians had to rapidly learn about the disease and its impact on both the mother and her baby. Practices had to be adapted that would also ensure the safety of healthcare providers. To address these challenges, the second edition of A Practical Guide to Obstetrics includes a chapter on COVID-19 and the current recommendations for preventing and managing the disease in pregnant women.


The book is well-illustrated with an ample number of photographs, figures and tables. Evidence-based facts are presented as bullet points. The use of lightbulb boxes for important pieces of information and thumbs up or down boxes to denote good and harmful practices makes it easy for the clinician to focus on the most crucial details.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Dr Gita Arjun, FACOG, has had a distinguished career in obstetrics and gynecology, spanning over three decades. She has worked ceaselessly to enhance the knowledge base of obstetricians and gynecologists, and over the decades, has gained a reputation for practicing, teaching and advocating evidence-based medicine. She is the former Director of E V Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai. Among her several publications for medical students, postgraduates and practitioners, are the bestselling book, Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy, and The Management of Labour, Third Edition, which she co-edited.

Table of Content

1. Preconception Checklist for Women Planning Pregnancy
2. Antenatal Care: Initial Assessment
3. Dietary Advice and Nutritional Supplements
4. Antenatal Care: Second and Third Trimesters
5. Common Problems in the Antenatal Period and their Management
6. Antepartum Fetal Surveillance
7. Prenatal Screening for Genetic Disorders
8. Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders
9. Ultrasound in the First Trimester
10. Ultrasound Detection of Abnormal Pregnancy in the Early First Trimester
11. Ultrasound in the Second Trimester
12. Ultrasound in the Third Trimester
13. Respectful Maternity Care: A Human Right
14. Normal Labour and Delivery: Evidence-Based Management
15. Evidence-Based Approach to Episiotomy
16. Prevention and Repair of Perineal Trauma Occurring in Childbirth
17. Pain Relief in Labour
18. Fetal Health Surveillance in Labour
19. Induction of Labour
20. Abnormal Progression of Labour
21. Operative Vaginal Delivery
22. Breech Delivery
23. Cesarean Section: Procedure and Technique
24. Reducing Cesarean Section Rates
25. Vaginal Birth After a Previous Cesarean Delivery
26. Prophylactic Antibiotics in Obstetrics
27. Maternal Care in the Puerperium
28. Maternal Complications in the Puerperium
29. Lactation and Breastfeeding
30. Obstetric Emergencies
31. Antepartum Hemorrhage
32. Postpartum Hemorrhage
33. Preterm Labour and Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
34. Management of Late-Term and Postterm Pregnancy
35. Multiple Pregnancy
36. Fetal Growth Disorders: Growth Restriction and Macrosomia
37. Late Intrauterine Fetal Death and Stillbirth
38. Pregnancy in Women with Fibroids
39. Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
40. Gestational and Pre-gestational Diabetes
41. Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy
42. Antiphospholipid Syndrome and its Impact on Pregnancy
43. Management of Rh Alloimmunisation in Pregnancy
44. High Maternal BMI: Obstetric Implications
45. Pregnancy in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
46. Management of Pregnancy After Assisted Reproductive Technology
47. Anemia and Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy: (Nutritional Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia)
48. Infections in Pregnancy
49. COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy
50. Immunisations During Pregnancy
51. Management of Pregnancy in a Woman With HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
52. Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy
53. Asthma in Pregnancy