Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Analgesia, Anaesthesia and Pregnancy
A Practical Guide

2nd Edition

$82.00 USD

Steve Yentis, D. Brighouse, Anne May, David Bogod, C. Elton
View all contributors
  • Date Published: September 2007
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511286971

$ 82.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • A thoroughly updated 2007 edition of this well-established practical guide to obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia originally published by W. B. Saunders. All aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to the anaesthetist are covered, from conception, throughout pregnancy, to after birth care. The emphasis is on pre-empting problems and maximising quality of care. The authors have identified over 150 potential complications each covered in two sections: issues raised and management options, with key points extracted into boxes for quick reference. A section on organisational aspects such as record keeping, training, protocols and guidelines makes this an important resource for any labour ward or hospital dealing with pregnant women. Presented in a clear, structured format, this book will be invaluable to trainee anaesthetists at all levels and to experienced anaesthetists who encounter obstetric patients. Obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, nurses and operating department practitioners wishing to extend or update their knowledge will also find it highly beneficial.

    • Concise style with bullet points and key references, clear and consistent layout.
    • Potential problems and pitfalls for each clinical situation highlighted
    • Covers all aspects of obstetric medicine relevant to anaesthetist, from conception to after birth care
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    From reviews of the first edition: 'This is a book that openly professes to be a 'short practical text' - and it has achieved its objective very successfully indeed. Clearly set out with discreet well-organized chapters, the text is easy to read and presents a comprehensive overview of a difficult field in a 'user-friendly' form.' European Journal of Anaesthesiology

    'The authors have succeeded in producing an excellent book in a style that sets it apart from, and possibly above, recent similar publications. The layout lends itself to update for future editions. The book achieves its aim of targeting anaesthetists in training at all levels, and would provide a useful handbook for both the experienced and the occasional consultant obstetric anaesthetist.' International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia

    'This book will be of value to anaesthetic trainees and more senior obstetric anaesthetists as it covers both the fundamentals of routine obstetric anaesthesia and the more complex problems encountered less frequently.' Postgraduate Medical Journal

    'The strength of this book is the brief reference list at the end of each chapter. In most cases the references cited are recent (1990-1999) and pertinent.' Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

    'The diversity of topics and their limited analysis makes it easy to read the text quickly and pick up key points. At the end of each topic is a bullet point synopsis. … It is these characteristics of the book that create the practical approach. … The book … is certain to be popular given its broad authorship and succinct style. British Journal of Anaesthesia

    '… this book successfully accomplish[es] the goal of being a practical guide to the most important aspects of obstetric medicine required to safely practise obstetric anesthesia. The short, concise chapters provide the reader with multiple treatment options for the common problems encountered in obstetric anesthesia. … The chapters discussing the impact of co-existing diseases on pregnancy provide an excellent overview that is applicable to anesthesia providers practising in all obstetrical settings.' Anesthesia and Analgesia

    '… makes a nice addition to the library of anesthesiologists who want a concise and yet comprehensive book covering a wide range of topics in obstetric anesthesia.' Anesthesiology

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511286971
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 39 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Assisted conception
    2. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
    3. Anaesthesia before conception or confirmation of pregnancy
    4. Cervical suture (cerclage)
    5. Ectopic pregnancy
    6. Evacuation of retained products of conception
    7. Incidental surgery in the pregnant patient
    8. Intrauterine surgery
    9. Termination of pregnancy
    10. Anatomy of the spine and peripheral nerves
    11. Physiology of pregnancy
    12. Aortocaval compression
    13. Normal labour
    14. Gastric function and feeding in labour
    15. Drugs and pregnancy
    16. Placental transfer of drugs
    17. Prescription and administration of drugs by midwives
    18. Local anaesthetics
    19. Antenatal fetal monitoring
    20. Charting of labour
    21. Intrapartum fetal monitoring
    22. Pain of labour
    23. Epidural analgesia for labour
    24. Epidural test doses
    25. Combined spinal-epidural analgesia and anaesthesia
    26. Spinal analgesia
    27. Caudal analgesia
    28. Spinal and epidural opioids
    29. Inhalational analgesic drugs
    30. Systemic analgesic drugs
    31. Non-pharmacological analgesia
    32. Instrumental delivery
    33. Caesarian section
    34. Epidural anaesthesia for Caesarian section
    35. Spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section
    36. General anaesthesia for Caesarean section
    37. Cricoid pressure
    38. Failed and difficult intubation
    39. Awake intubation
    40. Post-Caesarean section analgesia
    41. Removal of retained placenta
    42. Bloody tap
    43. Dural puncture
    44. Postdural puncture headache
    45. Epidural blood patch
    46. Extensive regional blocks
    47. Inadequate regional analgesia in labour
    48. Backache
    49. Horner's syndrome and cranial nerve palsy
    50. Peripheral nerve lesions following regional anaesthesia
    51. Spinal cord lesions following regional anaesthesia
    52. Arachnoiditis
    53. Cauda equina syndrome
    54. Opioid-induced pruritus
    55. Shivering
    56. Aspiration of gastric contents
    57. Awareness
    58. Air embolism
    59. Induction and augmentation of labour
    60. Oxytocic and tocolytic drugs
    61. Premature labour, delivery and rupture of membranes
    62. Malpresentations and malpositions
    63. External cephalic version
    64. Multiple pregnancy
    65. Trial of scar
    66. Under-age pregnancy and advanced maternal age
    67. Placenta praevia
    68. Placental abruption
    69. Prolapsed cord
    70. Fetal distress
    71. Intrauterine death
    72. Uterine inversion
    73. Major obstetric haemorrhage
    74. Postpartum haemorrhage
    75. Collapse on labour ward
    76. Maternal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    77. Amniotic fluid embolism
    78. Cholestasis of pregnancy (obstetric cholestasis)
    79. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
    80. HELLP syndrome
    81. Hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
    82. Magnesium sulphate
    83. Hyperemesis gravidarum
    84. Maternal mortality
    85. Allergic reactions
    86. Cardiovascular disease
    87. Arrhythmias
    88. Pulmonary oedema
    89. Cardiomyopathy
    90. Coarctation of the aorta
    91. Prosthetic heart valves
    92. Congenital heart disease
    93. Pulmonary hypertension and Eisenmenger's syndrome
    94. Ischemic heart disease
    95. Endocrine disease
    96. Diabetes mellitus
    97. Anaemia and polycythaemia
    98. Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
    99. Thrombophilia
    100. Coagulopathy
    101. Von Willebrand's disease and haemophilia
    102. Disseminated intravascular coagulation
    103. Thrombocytopenia
    104. Lymphoma and leukaemia
    105. Haemoglobinopathies
    106. Rheumatoid arthritis
    107. Cervical spine disorders
    108. Kyphoscoliosis
    109. Low back pain
    110. Neurological disease
    111. Meningitis
    112. Acute post-infective peripheral neuropathy (Guillain-Barré syndrome)
    113. Past history of neurological trauma
    114. Benign intracranial hypertension
    115. Intracranial tumour
    116. Cerebrovascular accident
    117. Epilepsy
    118. Migraine
    119. Multiple sclerosis
    120. Myasthenia gravis
    121. Spina bifida
    122. Convulsions
    123. Respiratory disease
    124. Asthma
    125. Cystic fibrosis
    126. Pulmonary fibrosi

  • Editors

    Steve Yentis, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
    Steve Yentis is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

    Anne May, Leicester Royal Infirmary
    Anne May is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist at Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

    Surbhi Malhotra, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
    Surbhi Malhotra is a Clinical Fellow in Obstetric Anaesthesia at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.


    Steve Yentis, D. Brighouse, Anne May, David Bogod, C. Elton

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.