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Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 6th Edition


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Highly readable, well illustrated, and easy to understand, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies remains your go-to choice for authoritative guidance on managing today’s obstetric patient. Reflecting the expertise of internationally recognized authorities, this bestselling obstetrics reference has been thoroughly revised to bring you up to date on everything from ultrasound assessment of fetal anatomy and growth, to medical complications in pregnancy, to fetal therapy...and much more!

'An excellent reference for residents and fellows in training alike'

Reviewed by: Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Landspitali University Hospital/University of Iceland
Date: December 2014

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Stay current with new coverage of fetal origins of adult disease, evidence-based medicine, quality assessment, nutrition, global obstetric practices, and much more.
    • Find the information you need quickly with bolded key statements, additional tables, flow diagrams, and bulleted lists for easy reference.
    • Zero in on "Key Points" in every chapter - now made more useful than ever with the inclusion of related statistics.
    • View new ultrasound nomograms in the Normal Values in Pregnancy appendix.
    • Access the complete contents online, plus exclusive references, tables, and images, at

Key Features

    • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of international experts in obstetrics.
    • Gain a new perspective on a wide range of today's key issues - all evidence-based and easy to read.

Published Reviews


    This is the sixth edition of a book on all normal and abnormal problems encountered in pregnancy.


    It is intended as a definitive reference for obstetrics, from physiology to pathology.


    The audience includes anyone in the field of obstetrics, although residents and physicians may derive the most benefit. This has been an essential book in obstetrics and the newest edition is no exception. The authors are leaders in the field.


    The book is easily broken down into smaller areas - physiology, prenatal care, intrapartum care, complicated pregnancies, coexisting disease, and legal and ethical issues. This breakdown is very helpful, as readers can easily find a chapter with the desired information… The images are excellent, including ones carried over from the previous editions… An increased emphasis on evidence-based medicine is apparent. One excellent example is in the multiple gestation chapter, which deals head-on with controversial topics such as cerclage, progesterone, and cervical length screening and even recommends potential strategies. As many new residents will turn to this book as their primary learning source, it is important to teach the incorporation of study results into obstetrical practice. This is beautifully done here.


    This edition continues the book's wonderful tradition as a primary learning tool in obstetrics. It is exhaustive yet topical and provides trainees with excellent examples of incorporating evidence-based medicine. A wonderful resource.

    Doody 4 stars, Score 94

    - Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)

    "...In this electronic age, the book comes with an online access. For an inexperienced electronic book reader, such as myself, it was a pleasant surprise to find how accessible the book was online and how the pictures kept their “magic” on the screen...Gabbe’s textbook in obstetrics is an excellent book for the obstetrician in training and also useful for the practicing obstetrician who needs to look up basic information, every now and then".
    Reviewed by: Obstetrics and Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Landspitali University Hospital/University of Iceland on behalf of ACTA Obstetricia et Gynecologica  Scandinavica, December 2014

Author Information

    By Steven G. Gabbe, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, The Ohio State University Medical Center; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio ; Jennifer R. Niebyl, MD, Department Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa; Henry L Galan, MD, Professor, Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora, Colorado ; Eric R. M. Jauniaux, MD, PhD, Professor/Honorary Consultant, Academic Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College London, Royal Free Campus, London, United Kingdom; Mark B Landon, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs, March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, New York; Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics; Formerly Executive Associate, Dean for Academic Affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida and Deborah A Driscoll, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 6th Edition
  • Expert Consult
  • 1312 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 3/4 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-1935-2
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  • Copyright: 2012