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Bleeding During Pregnancy

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Eyal Sheiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Bleeding During Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nardin Aslih, Asnat Walfisch
      Pages 3-21
  3. Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Adi Y. Weintraub, Eyal Sheiner
      Pages 25-44
    3. Avi Harlev, Arnon Wiznitzer, Eyal Sheiner
      Pages 45-63
    4. Lisa M. Barroilhet, Donald Peter Goldstein, Ross S. Berkowitz
      Pages 65-76
    5. Kristel Van Calsteren, Frédéric Amant
      Pages 77-96
  4. Bleeding During the Second Half of Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Offer Erez, Idit Erez-Weiss, Ruth Beer-Weisel, Vered Kleitman-Meir, Moshe Mazor
      Pages 99-118
    3. Cande V. Ananth, Wendy L. Kinzler
      Pages 119-133
    4. Yinka Oyelese, Joseph C. Canterino
      Pages 135-150
    5. Ashwin R. Jadhav, Eran Bornstein
      Pages 151-158
    6. Sharon R. Sheehan, Deirdre J. Murphy
      Pages 159-175
  5. Bleeding After Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Rachel Pope, Iris Ohel, Gershon Holcberg, Eyal Sheiner
      Pages 179-196
  6. Coagulopathy and Intensive Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Scott Dunkley
      Pages 199-216
    3. Jennifer A. Taylor, Felicity Plaat
      Pages 217-244
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-254

About this book


Bleeding during pregnancy is not a rare phenomenon and has been associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidities and even mortality.  Although vaginal bleeding occurs mainly during the first trimester, it can appear at any stage of pregnancy and during the post-partum period.  This sometimes life-threatening event requires an extensive work-up in order to recognize its cause and establish a rapid and effective therapeutic approach. Bleeding During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide draws on evidence-based data and brings together updated information on all aspects of pregnancy-related bleeding.  Chapters were contributed by a multidisciplinary team of international experts, including obstetricians, gynecologists, anesthesiologists, hematologists, oncologists and epidemiologists.  Topics covered include: bleeding during early pregnancy (early pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease, and cancer of the reproductive tract during pregnancy; bleeding in late pregnancy (preterm delivery, placental abruption, placenta previa, vasa previa and uterine rupture); and post partum-hemorrhage.  Intensive care of a patient with excessive bleeding and coagulotherapy during pregnancy or the post-partum period are also discussed.  This book is an essential guide for a broad spectrum of clinicians and health care professionals who treat pregnant patients.


Bleeding Family Medicine Gynecology Obstetrics Pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Eyal Sheiner
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Ob/GynBen-Gurion University of the NegevBe'er-ShevaIsrael

About the editors

Eyal Sheiner, M.D, PhD, is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In the last decade he has investigated and published extensively in the field of maternal-fetal medicine.

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From the reviews:

“This clinically based textbook covers all aspects of bleeding complications during pregnancy. … The target audience is international residents and physicians who care for pregnant women. Obstetricians and emergency department physicians alike may find it helpful. Though written from an international point of view, it is clear and concise and U.S. trainees will find it very easy to read. … Overall, this is a surprisingly satisfying book that covers a wide range of complications during pregnancy. … this is an excellent book!”­­­ (Anthony Shanks, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2011)