Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology 6th Edition



This is the sixth edition of a popular, highly readable primer in obstetrics and gynecology. It has been thoroughly updated and aligns with the undergraduate curriculum in O&G devised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Key Features

  • Highly illustrated throughout
  • Essential information points at the end of chapters
  • Case histories
  • Practical procedures boxes
  • Alert (warnings or advice) and tick (guidance or definitions) boxes throughout
  • Over 100 self-assessment MCQs
  • Appendices: Principles of Perioperative Care; Governance, Audit, and Research
  • Reflects the national undergraduate curriculum in obstetrics and gynecology in the UK and Australia
EditorsIan Symonds, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
Paperback ISBN9780702076381
eBook ISBN9780702076411
Published Date16th October 2019
Page Count 480

Table of Contents

Section 1 Essential reproductive science

1. Anatomy of the Female Pelvis; 2. Conception and Implantation; 3. Physiological Changes in Pregnancy; 4. Placental and Fetal Growth and Development; 5. Perinatal and Maternal Mortality

Section 2 Essential obstetrics 

6. History Taking and Examination in Obstetrics; 7. Normal Pregnancy and Antenatal Care; 8. Obstetric Disorders; 9. Maternal Medicine; 10. Congenital Abnormalities and Assessment of Fetal Wellbeing; 11. Management of Labour; 12. Management of Delivery; 13. Postpartum and Early Neonatal Care; 14. Mental Health and Childbirth

Section 3 Essential gynecology

15. Basic Clinical Skills in Gynaecology; 16. Gynecological Disorders; 17. Infertility; 18. Early Pregnancy Care; 19. Sexual and Reproductive Health; 20. Gynecological Oncology; 21. Prolapse and Disorders of the Urinary Tract


A. Principles of Perioperative Care; B. Governance, Audit and Research; C. Medicolegal Aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; OSCE Stations Questions; OSCE Stations Answers; Self-assessment Questions; Self-assessment Answers; Further Reading; Index 



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