Sexual and reproductive health

Managing complications in pregnancy and childbirth

A guide for midwives and doctors

World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

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Publication details

Number of pages: 392
Publication date: Reprint 2007
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Price: CHF 40.00 / US$ 48.00 - Developing countries: CHF 20.00
ISBN: 92 4 154587 9


This easy-to-use manual is arranged by symptoms (e.g. vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy). Because this symptom-based approach is different from most medical texts, which are arranged by disease, a corresponding diagnosis table is provided. Links have been used extensively to facilitate navigation between symptoms and diagnoses. The clinical action steps are based on clinical assessment with limited reliance on laboratory or other tests and most can be performed in a variety of clinical settings (e.g. district hospital or health centre).

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