Care in labour

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Edited by Ippokratis Sarris, Susan Bewley and Sangeeta Agnihotri

in Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199218479
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753169 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Care in labour

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Normal labour - Risk assessment, home delivery, and water birth - Analgesia and anaesthesia - Poor labour progress - Induction of labour - Fetal monitoring - Cardiotocograph features - Cardiotocograph interpretation - Fetal distress in labour - Malpresentations and malpositions in labour - Labour management of breech presentation - Instrumental delivery - Technique of instrumental delivery - Caesarean section - Caesarean section—technical aspects and care - Vaginal birth after Caesarean section - Multiple pregnancy—labour and delivery

Covered elsewhere

Antenatal breech presentation (see Section 8.27) - Eclampsia (see Section 10.3) - Shoulder dystocia (see Section 10.4) - Cord prolapse (see Section 10.5) - Retained placenta (see Section 11.2)

Chapter.  17182 words. 

Subjects: Obstetrics

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