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: This volume contains information on all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology. The importance of communication is stressed throughout, and is integrated with diagnostic and surgical techniques where appropriate. The text provides an overview of normal pregnancy and the normal course of labour, the managment of labour, post-natal procedures, pain relief and the use of analgesics during labour. In addition, extensive information is provided on abnormalities in pregnancy and labour, including ectopic gestation, hypertension, cardio-respiratory disorders and the at-risk foetus. The significance and interpretation of imaging material in obstetrics is highlighted, and details on technique and procedures are supplemented by information on anatomy and physiology where appropriate. An ELBS/LPBB edition is available.