The Management of Labour
Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Gita Arjun, Leonie Penna
180 x 240 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Universities Press

The third edition of The Management of Labour arms the practising obstetrician with clear, evidence-based guidelines to provide optimum care to the woman in labour and her unborn child. The editors and the contributing authors believe that better management of labour will result in a reduction in the rates of maternal mortality and morbidity and will help prevent neonatal death, especially in developing countries like India. This book has been popular in its earlier editions, both among postgraduates and practitioners.

  • Updated extensively, based on recent papers like the Cochrane database, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines
  • Textboxes have been added to highlight important information
  • New figures and flow charts have been added
  • Clear evidence-based guidelines have been provided
  • Multi-author volume

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran is Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St George’s University of London, London, United Kingdom. An acclaimed clinician, he is also renowned for being an academician who has made a difference to the practice of modern obstetrics.

Gita Arjun is Director and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, EV Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai. Known for her keen interest in enhancing the knowledge base of obstetricians and gynaecologists, she is also the author of the bestselling book “Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy.”

Leonie Penna is Clinical Director, Womens' Services and Consultant Obstetrician/Lead for the Labour Ward at King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

  1. Physiopharmacology of labour
  2. The management of the first stage of labour
  3. Pain relief in labour
  4. Consent in labour
  5. Intrapartum fetal monitoring
  6. Uterine contractions
  7. The management of intrapartum fetal distress
  8. Fluid management in labour
  9. The management of the second stage of labour
  10. Operative vaginal delivery
  11. Shoulder dystocia
  12. Episiotomy
  13. Breech delivery
  14. Strategies to reduce the rate of cesarean sections
  15. Cesarean section: procedure and technique
  16. Vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery
  17. Antepartum hemorrhage
  18. The third stage of labour
  19. Management of postpartum hemorrhage
  20. Postpartum collapse
  21. The management and prevention of obstetric perineal trauma
  22. Prostaglandins in labour
  23. Induction of labour
  24. Prelabour rupture of membranes
  25. Preterm labour and delivery - management issues
  26. Prolonged pregnancy
  27. Prolonged and obstructed labour
  28. Peripartum hysterectomy
  29. Rupture of the uterus
  30. Management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  31. Neonatal resuscitation and the management of immediate neonatal problems
  32. Complications of the puerperium
Release Date : 29-Jul-2011 Venue : Chennai
1. The Hindu 7 August 2011
2. The Hindu 29 July 2011
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