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A Practical Guide to First Trimester of Pregnancy

Mala Arora Alok Sharma

314 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

The first trimester of pregnancy is a period of major development for a foetus. It can also be a dangerous time with the highest risk of miscarriage during the first few months.

This book is a comprehensive guide to the first trimester of pregnancy for obstetricians and gynaecologists. Beginning with the basics of physiology, the following chapters describe changes in the body, screening, dietary advice, exercise, travel and the effects of smoking and alcohol.

The book covers the management of numerous disorders that may be associated with first trimester pregnancy, including ectopic pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, breast diseases, sepsis and gynaecological problems. The final chapters examine termination and medicolegal aspects.

Key points

  • Guide to first trimester pregnancy for obstetricians and gynaecologists
  • Covers management of numerous associated disorders
  • Includes surgical procedures and anaesthesia during the first trimester
  • Nearly 170 images, illustrations and tables
Author Bio

Director, Noble IVF Centre, Faridabad, Haryana; Consultant, Fortis La Femme, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India

Alok Sharma MD DHA MICOG
Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India