A high-risk pregnancy is when a woman has one or more things that raise her, or her baby’s, chances of experiencing health problems or preterm delivery. These risks may be due to factors in the pregnancy itself, or they may stem from pre-existing maternal medical conditions.
Part of the Clinical Focus series, this book is a concise guide to the management of high-risk pregnancy for clinicians and trainees.
Divided into 18 chapters, the text begins with an overview of prenatal and natal screening, and medications.
The following sections cover different endocrine and systemic diseases including glucose intolerance, thyroid disorders, cardiac diseases, renal disorders, respiratory diseases, and more.
The book concludes with discussion on general aspects such as multiple pregnancy, bleeding, and infections.
The text is enhanced by images and figures to assist learning and also includes a sample exam paper.