Preface; Part I. Basic Science, Epidemiology and Service Organisation: 1. Physiology of pregnancy N. J. Nirmalan and M. Nirmalan; 2. Placental physiology Carolynn Wai and William MacNab; 3. Pharmacology relevant to pregnancy Christopher Kelly and Malachy Columb; 4. Maternal morbidity and mortality Katherine O'Brien; Part II. Obstetric Aspects: 5. Maternal critical care Sarah Wheatly and Katherine O'Brien; 6. Obstetrics for the anaesthetist Emma Ingram, Alex Heazell and Edward D. Johnstone; 7. Antenatal assessment Allison Howells; Part III. Provision of Anaesthesia: 8. Incidental anaesthesia during pregnancy Desiree M. A. Choi and Kim G. Soulsby; 9. Non-regional analgesia techniques for labour Gordon Yuill; 10. Regional analgesia techniques for labour Lawrence C. Tsen; 11. Regional anaesthesia for operative delivery Cathy Armstrong and Khaled Girgirah; 12. General anaesthesia for caesarean section and transverse abdominal plane block Suraj Jayasundera and Karen Butler; 13. Anaesthesia for specific obstetric indications: cervical suture, external cephalic version, controlled ARM, manual removal of placenta and perineal repair John R. Dick; Part IV. Medical Conditions in Pregnancy: 14. Hypertension in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia Suna Monaghan and Lorna A. Howie; 15. Sepsis and influenza in pregnancy Tim Holzmann and Dougal Atkinson; 16. Cardiac disease in pregnancy William MacNab, Anita MacNab and Akbar Vohra; 17. Respiratory disease in pregnancy Chris Kelly, Simon Maguire and Craig Carroll; 18. Obesity and ultrasonography for central neuraxial blocks Sophie Bishop and Andrew Zuokoumour; 19. Endocrine disease in pregnancy including diabetes mellitus, thyroid and adrenal disease Jenny Myers and Dan Mallaber; 20. Renal disease in pregnancy Jessica Longbottom and William MacNab; 21. Haematology disease in pregnancy Pavan Kochhar, Andrew Heck and Clare Tower; 22. Neurosurgical and neurological disease in pregnancy Kirsty MacLennan and Craig Carroll; 23. Immunology including testing and management of allergy during pregnancy Gareth Kitchen, Tomaz Garcez and Nigel J. N. Harper; 24. HIV and infectious disease in pregnancy including herpes, syphilis and hepatitis J. E. A. K. Bamfo, Matthew D. Phillips, M. Kingston and K. Chan; Part V. Postpartum Complications and Obstetric Emergencies: 25. Maternal collapse including massive obstetric haemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolism and cardiac arrest Kate Grady and Tracey Johnston; 26. Postpartum complications, follow up and maternal experience Richard Wadsworth and Kailash Bhatia; Part VII. Service Organisation: 27. Multidisciplinary teaching and training on the delivery unit Catherine Robinson and Cathy Armstrong; 28. Clinical governance and patient safety Katherine O'Brien; 29. Ethics, consent and the law Andrew Heck and Ross Clark; Index.