Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth Edition 2

A Guide for Midwives and Doctors

Spiral bound
December 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    28th December 2017
  • ISBN 9789241565493
  • Language English
  • Pages 488 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 8.25"

Since the first edition was published in 2000, Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth has been translated into several languages and is currently used in training for and the provision of emergency obstetric care. The new edition brings the manual’s guidance in line with WHO's current recommendations for emergency obstetric and newborn care.

While most pregnancies and births are uneventful, all pregnancies are at risk. Around 15% of all pregnant women will develop a potentially life-threatening complication that calls for skilled care, and some will require a major obstetrical intervention to survive. This manual is written for midwives and doctors at district hospitals who are responsible for the care of women with complications of pregnancy, childbirth, or the immediate postpartum period, including immediate problems of the newborn.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.