The new edition of this authoritative review of the clinical approach to diagnostic and therapeutic obstetric, maternal-fetal and perinatal procedures will be welcomed by all professionals involved in childbirth as a significant contribution to the practice of maternal-fetal medicine and surgical obstetrics.

chapter 1|22 pages

Anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, uterus, and pelvic organs

ByBernadette M. Cracchiolo, Joseph J. Apuzzio

chapter 3|6 pages

Clinical pelvimetry

ByElaine K. Diegmann, Rhonda Nichols

chapter 4|8 pages

First-trimester embryofetoscopy

ByE. Albert Reece, Anthony M. Vintzileos

chapter 5|12 pages

Chorionic villus sampling

ByPatrice M.L. Trauffer, Neil S. Silverman, and Ronald J. Wapner

chapter 6|8 pages


BySriram C. Perni, John R. Roost, Frank A. Chervenak

chapter 7|22 pages

Fetal transfusion

ByChristopher R. Harman

chapter 8|14 pages

Fetal reduction and selective termination

ByMark I. Evans, Stephanie Andriole, Shara M. Evans, David W. Britt

chapter 9|24 pages

Spontaneous and indicated abortions

ByMárta Gávai, Zoltán Papp

chapter 10|14 pages

Percutaneous intrauterine fetal shunting

BySundeep G. Keswani, R. Douglas Wilson, Mark P. Johnson

chapter 11|12 pages


ByCarl P. Weiner, Gene T. Lee

chapter 12|14 pages

Minimally invasive fetal surgery—The Colorado approach

ByNicholas Behrendt, Timothy M. Crombleholme

chapter 13|18 pages

Fetal surgery—The Texas Children’s Fetal Center approach

ByAlireza A. Shamshirsaz, Michael A. Belfort, Robert H. Ball

chapter 14|18 pages

Cervical insufficiency

ByRupsa Boelig, Vincenzo Berghella

chapter 15|12 pages

Advanced extrauterine pregnancy

ByDavid Kulak, Gerson Weiss, Sara S. Morelli

chapter 16|10 pages

The role of cesarean delivery in the management of fetal malformations

ByNadia B. Kunzier, Tracy Adams, Martin R. Chavez, Anthony M. Vintzileos

chapter 17|8 pages

Evaluation and management of stillbirth

BySevan A. Vahanian, Wendy L. Kinzler, Anthony M. Vintzileos

chapter 18|10 pages

Antepartum hemorrhage

ByShauna F. Williams

chapter 19|16 pages

Intrapartum fetal monitoring

ByMaria Andrikopoulou, Yinka Oyelese, Anthony M. Vintzileos

chapter 20|12 pages

Normal vaginal delivery

ByLisa N. Gittens-Williams

chapter 21|10 pages

Shoulder dystocia

ByJohn P. Keats

chapter 22|22 pages

Postpartum hemorrhage

ByHaywood L. Brown, James Edwards, Maria Small

chapter 23|18 pages

Forceps delivery

ByOwen C. Montgomery, Joseph J. Apuzzio

chapter 24|16 pages

Vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery

ByAnna Locatelli, Armando Pintucci

chapter 25|12 pages

Fetal malpresentations

ByPierre F. Lespinasse

chapter 26|12 pages

Delivery of twins and higher-order multiples

ByIsaac Blickstein

chapter 27|16 pages

Maternal birth injuries

ByShimon Ginath, Abraham Golan

chapter 28|10 pages

Puerperal inversion of the uterus

ByJohanna Quist-Nelson, Rebecca Jackson

chapter 29|10 pages

Wound healing, sutures, knots, needles, drains, and instruments

ByRobyn T. Bilinski, Jesús R. Alvarez-Perez

chapter 30|22 pages

Cesarean delivery

ByGeorge F. Guirguis, Joseph J. Apuzzio

chapter 31|16 pages

Prevention of surgical site infections

ByDiana El-Neemany, Mark Martens

chapter 32|18 pages

Cesarean scar pregnancy

ByAna Monteagudo, Joanne Ramos, Ilan E. Timor-Tritsch

chapter 33|12 pages

Anesthetic procedures in obstetrics

ByJoel Mann Yarmush, Jonathan David Weinberg, Soheila Jafari

chapter 34|14 pages

Cardiac monitoring in pregnancy

ByTorre L. Halscott, Arthur Jason Vaught

chapter 35|10 pages

Trauma in pregnancy

ByRavi P. Chokshi, Ruofan Yao, Lauren A. Plante

chapter 36|14 pages

Surgery during pregnancy

ByGeorge A. Mazpule, Gregory Grimberg, Toghrul Talishinskiy, Donald A. McCain

chapter 37|10 pages

Urologic complications during pregnancy

ByCharbel Salamon

chapter 39|12 pages

Gestational trophoblastic disease

ByBabak Litkouhi, Abdulla Al-Khan

chapter 40|10 pages

Patient safety

ByMaria Lyn Quintos-Alagheband, Genevieve B. Sicuranza