Maternal Medicine, Medical Problems in Pregnancy

Maternal Medicine

Medical Problems in Pregnancy

By Ian A. Greer, MD, FRCP(Glas), FRCPE, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCOG, FRCOG, FMedSci, Dean and Professor of Obstetric Medicine, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK; Catherine Nelson-Piercy, MA FRCP, Consultant Obstetric Physician, Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London, UK; and Barry Walters, FRACP, FRANZCOG, Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetric Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia


1. Maternal mortality: the global picture
2. Cardiac disease in pregnancy
3. Hypertension in pregnancy
4. Renal disorders
5. Endocrine and metabolic disorders
6. Pulmonary disease in pregnancy
7. Haematological disorders
8. Thrombosis and haemostasis
9. Gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders
10. Connective tissue diseases
11. Malignant disease in pregnancy
12. Infections in pregnancy
13. HIV and pregnancy
14. Neurological disease in pregnancy
15. Dermatological disease in pregnancy
16. Drug misuse in pregnancy
17. Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period
18. Anaesthesia and critical illness in pregnancy
19. The neonate and maternal medical complications
20. Fetal assessment of the patient with medical complications: ultrasound and biophysical monitoring
21. The effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields in pregnancy
22. Laboratory values in normal pregnancy