Based on the protocols in use at the highly acclaimed King's College Hospital in London, Clinical Protocols in Labour presents a consensus of the best and most appropriate techniques for standard delivery and uncommon clinical scenarios. Each chapter is written as a stand-alone unit making the information easy to find. Coverage ranges from a general approach to care, normal labour, and care of the baby to specific issues such as eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, uterine rupture, and postpartum bleeding. In addition, the book includes protocols for emergency closure of the labour ward, communication among members of the labour team, and more. A compact, authoritative volume, Clinical Protocols in Labour provides practical templates for the perinatal management of women and their babies during labour and delivery.

chapter 1|5 pages

The approach to care

chapter 2|14 pages

Domino/GPO and home deliveries

chapter 3|18 pages

Normal labour

chapter 5|10 pages

Pain relief in labour

chapter 7|6 pages

Care of the baby

chapter 8|8 pages

Hypoglycaemia in the newborn

chapter 10|4 pages

The prevention of thromboembolism

chapter 12|5 pages

Caesarean section

chapter 13|2 pages

Vaginal instrumental deliveries

chapter 15|9 pages

Preterm labour

chapter 17|8 pages

Eclampsia and pre-eclampsia

chapter 18|3 pages

Management of maternal diabetes in labour

chapter 20|3 pages

Management of shoulder dystocia

chapter 21|3 pages

Breech delivery

chapter 22|3 pages

Twin delivery

chapter 23|2 pages

Prolapse of the umbilical cord

chapter 24|2 pages

Uterine rupture

chapter 25|3 pages

Management of postpartum

chapter 27|2 pages

Rescue cerclage

chapter 28|4 pages

Female genital mutilation

chapter 29|2 pages

Overwhelming sepsis

chapter 30|1 pages

Failed intubation drill

chapter 32|3 pages

Sickle cell disease

chapter 33|4 pages

Peripartum collapse