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  • Print publication year: 2009
  • Online publication date: March 2010

21 - Labour in women with medical disorders

Further readings

Adamson D L , Dhanjal M K , Nelson-Piercy C . Heart disease and its management in obstetrics. In: Greer I A , Nelson-Piercy C , Walters B , eds. Maternal Medicine: Medical Problems in PregnancyElsevier Ltd., 2007.
Task Force on Infective Endocarditis of the European Society of Cardiology . Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis. Eur Heart J 2004; 25: 267–76.
Chan W S , Anand S , Ginsberg J S . Anticoagulation of pregnant women with mechanical heart valves. Arch Int Med 2000; 160: 191–6.
RCOG . Guideline No. 28. Thromboembolic Disease in Pregnancy and the Puerperium: Acute Management. London: RCOG, 2007.
Greer I A , Nelson-Piercy C . Low-molecular-weight heparins for thromboprophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy: a systematic review of safety and efficacy. Blood 2005; 106(2): 401–7.
British Committee for Standards in Haematology, General Haematology Task Force . Guidelines for the investigation and management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, children and in pregnancy. Br J Haematol 2003; 120: 574–96.
Lee C A , Chi C , Pavord S R , et al. UK Haemophilia Centre Doctors' Organization. The obstetric and gynaecological management of women with inherited bleeding disorders – review with guidelines produced by a taskforce of UK Haemophilia Centre Doctors' Organization. Haemophilia 2006; 12(4): 301–36.
ACOG. Practice Bulletin No. 78: Haemoglobinopathies in pregnancy . ACOG Committee on Obstetrics. Obstet Gynecol 2007; 109(1): 229–37.
Confidential Enquiry in Maternal and Child Health . Diabetes in Pregnancy: Are We Providing the Best Care? Findings of a National Enquiry. London: CEMACH, 2007.
Crowther C A , Hiller J E , Moss J R , McPhee A J , Jeffries W S , Robinson J S. Effect of treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus on pregnancy outcomes. N Engl J Med 2005; 352: 2477–86.
Rey E , Boulet L P . Asthma in pregnancy. Br Med J 2007; 334(7593): 582–5.
Tonelli M R , Aitken M L . Pregnancy in cystic fibrosis. Curr Opin Pulm Med 2007; 13(6): 537–40.
Tomson T , Hiilesmaa V . Epilepsy in pregnancy. Br Med J 2007; 335(7623): 769–73.
Téllez-Zenteno J F , Hernández-Ronquillo L , Salinas V , Estanol B , da Silva O . Myasthenia gravis and pregnancy: clinical implications and neonatal outcome. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2004; 5: 42.
Kittner S J , Stern B J , Feeser B R , et al. Pregnancy and the risk of stroke. N Engl J Med 1996; 335(11): 768–74.
RCOG . Guideline No. 39. Management of HIV in Pregnancy. London: RCOG, 2004
McIntyre P G , Tosh K , McGuire W . Caesarean section versus vaginal delivery for preventing mother to infant hepatitis C virus transmission. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006; 4: CD005546.
RCOG . Guideline No. 30. Management of Genital Herpes in Pregnancy. London: RCOG, 2007.
RCOG . Guideline No. 43. Obstetric Cholestasis. London: RCOG, 2006.