Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition by Glenn David PosnerOxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition by Glenn David Posner

Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth Edition

byGlenn David Posner, Amanda Y. Black, Griffith David Jones

Paperback | March 20, 2013

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Edition after acclaimed edition, Oxorn-Foote Human Labor & Birth has provided the most comprehensive, yet accessible overview of obstetrics available. Going beyond scientific theory and a technological orientation, this landmark guide is written for the real world of clinical practice, as it expertly examines all mechanisms of human labor and delivery.

The book begins with a valuable review of clinical anatomy, then thoroughly examines the three stages of labor, with a focus on proper management and birthing techniques. Specific guidance on the full spectrum of complications and delivery situations, including Cesareansection, breech presentation, transverse lie, umbilical cord issues, dystocia, and more are also presented. A final section addresses such critical concerns as preterm labor, antepartum hemorrhage, and maternal and fetal complications in labor.


  • NEW! Full-color design with hundreds of original, skill-sharpening illustrations
  • NEW! Insightful, timely chapter on the challenges of obesity in pregnancy
  • NEW! Essential coverage of modern techniques for the management of postpartum hemorrhage
  • NEW! Expanded review of multiple pregnancy

Glenn D. Posner, MD, FRCOG, FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Consultant, The Ottawa Hospital and Hawkesbury General Hospital Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amanda Y. Black, MD, MPH, FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Staff, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Newborn Care The Ottawa H...
Title:Oxorn Foote Human Labor and Birth, Sixth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.1 × 1.5 inPublished:March 20, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071740287

ISBN - 13:9780071740289

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Table of Contents

Pelvis: Bones, Joints, Ligaments
Floor of the Pelvis
Uterus and Vagina
Obstetric Pelvis
The Passenger: Fetus
Fetopelvic Relationships
Engagement, Synclitism, Asynclitism
Examination of the Patient
Normal Mechanism of Labor
Clinical Course of Normal Labor
Fetal Assessment in Labor
Induction of Labor
Abnormal Cephalic Presentation
Management of the Second Stage
Fetal Assessment in the Second Stage
Obstetric Forceps and Vacuum
Shoulder Dystocia
Delivery of the Placenta, Retained Placenta, Placenta Accreta
Postpartum Hemorrhage
Episiotomy, Lacerations, Uterine Rupture, Inversion
Cesarean Section
Labor After Prior C-Section
Face Presentation
Breech Presentation
Transverse Lie
Compound Presentations
The Umbilical Cord
Multiple Pregnancy
Neglected Labor: Destructive Operations on the Fetus
Preterm Labor
Antepartum Hemorrhage
Maternal Complications in Labor
Fetal Complication in Labor
Infectious Disease in Labor
Prolonged Pregnancy
Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia
Use of Ultrasound in Labor
The Puerperium
The Newborn Infant
Risk Management in Labor
Quality Improvement Using Obstetrical Data