OBSTETRICS

Postpartum Haemorrhage

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‘The dangerous efflux is occasioned by everything that hinders the emptied uterus from contracting … in these cases such things must be used as will assist the contractile power of…

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Assisted Vaginal Delivery

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There is no chapter in the history of obstetrics that is more central to the development of the clinical art of obstetrics than the invention and evolution of the obstetric…

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Breech Delivery

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‘If the feet of the child come foremost, you must take care to baptize them immediately …’ Paul Portal The Compleat Practice of Men and Women Midwives. London: J. Johnson,…

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Twin and Triplet Delivery

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On Twins: ‘It is a constant rule, to keep patients, who have born one child, ignorant of there being another, as long as it can possibly be done’. Thomas Denman…

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Caesarean Section

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Caesarean section represents the most significant operative intervention in all of obstetrics. Its development and application has saved the lives of countless mothers and infants. On the other hand, its…

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Uterine Rupture

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Uterine rupture is an uncommon but serious obstetric emergency associated with an increase in fetal and maternal mortality and morbidity. There are, however, wide variations in its incidence, its aetiology…

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Shoulder Dystocia

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‘The delivery of the head with or without forceps may have been quite easy … time passes. The child’s face becomes suffused. It endeavours unsuccessfully to breathe. Abdominal efforts by…

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Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section

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One of the most common dictums in obstetrics was put forward almost a century ago by Edwin Craigin: ‘once a caesarean always a caesarean’. The main purpose of Craigin’s presentation…

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Malpresentations

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Fetal malpresentation exists when the presenting part is other than the normal vertex of the fetal head. This includes two malpresentations that are covered in other chapters: breech ( Chapter…

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Preterm Labour

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‘The usual period of a woman’s going with child is nine calendar months; but there is very commonly a difference of one, two or three weeks. A child may be…

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