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Pregnancy complications 

Pregnancy complications
Chapter:
Pregnancy complications
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0012
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date: 16 October 2019

The chapter is concerned with recognition and the most recent guidance on the management of commonly seen pregnancy complications. These include early pregnancy bleeding, antepartum haemorrhage, hyperemesis, obstetric cholestasis, multiple pregnancy, breech presentation, intrauterine growth restriction, thromboembolic disorders, and the principles of thromboprophylaxis. Each section describes the condition and factors that may lead to its development. Signs and symptoms are described, along with contraindications and aspects of treatment. Special considerations in the antenatal management plans are included.

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