Infertility

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Estimates of the prevalence of infertility in different parts of the world give remarkably similar results, with a 12-month prevalence rate ranging from 3.5–16.7% in more developed nations and from…

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Management of delivery

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Learning outcomes After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Outline the mechanism of spontaneous vaginal delivery • Describe the aetiology, diagnosis and management of the…

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Management of labour

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Learning outcomes After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Describe the mechanisms, diagnosis and management of normal and abnormal labour • Describe the methods of…

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Basic clinical skills in gynaecology

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The term ‘gynaecology’ describes the study of diseases of the female genital tract and reproductive system. There is a continuum between gynaecology and obstetrics so that the division is somewhat…

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Obstetric disorders

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Learning objectives After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Describe the pathophysiology, aetiology and presentation of the major antenatal complications of pregnancy: – hypertension in…

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Psychiatric disorders of childbirth

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Learning outcomes After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Demonstrate an understanding of the common antenatal and postnatal psychiatric illnesses and their management • Discuss…

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History taking and examination in obstetrics

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Management of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium involves differentiation of normal physiological changes associated with pregnancy from pathological conditions. Basic clinical skills in obstetrics include effective verbal and…

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Postpartum problems

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Learning outcomes After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Describe the normal maternal changes in the puerperium • Describe the aetiology, diagnosis and management of…

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Normal pregnancy and antenatal care

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Learning outcomes After studying this chapter you should be able to: Knowledge criteria • Describe the aims and patterns of routine antenatal care • List the key elements of preconceptual…

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