Regional Analgesia in Obstetrics

A Millennium Update

  • Felicity Reynolds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Use of regional analgesia - an international perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alfredo Néstor Cattaneo
      Pages 11-18
    3. Geraldine O’Sullivan
      Pages 19-26
    4. Tuula Kangas-Saarela, Ulla Bang
      Pages 27-33
    5. Markus Schneider, Irma Kwizaridse, Manfred Mörtl, Gottfried Mitterschiffthaler, Ulrike Stamer, Hinnerk Wulf et al.
      Pages 43-57
    6. Medge D. Owen, Sukran Sahin
      Pages 59-64
    7. Y. K. Chan, K. P. Ng
      Pages 73-78
  3. Developments in techniques in the past decade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Roshan Fernando, Rachel Collis
      Pages 81-109
    3. Rowan Wilson, Gordon Lyons
      Pages 111-122
    4. Mark Scrutton, S. Michael Kinsella
      Pages 135-144
    5. Hamish McLure, Steve Yentis
      Pages 145-155
    6. Malachy O. Columb
      Pages 157-165
  4. Current indications for regional analgesia in labour

  5. Effects of regional analgesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Chee Chuen Loo, Lars Irestedt
      Pages 205-217
    3. Felicity Reynolds, Jackie Porter
      Pages 237-252
  6. Operative delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Jane D. Morrison, Elizabeth M. McGrady
      Pages 271-282
  7. Complications of regional analgesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Joanne Douglas, Desiree Choi
      Pages 285-305
    3. Felicity Reynolds
      Pages 307-319
    4. Robin Russell
      Pages 321-332
    5. Anita Holdcroft
      Pages 333-346
    6. Stephen Morris, Michael Harmer, Felicity Reynolds
      Pages 347-356
    7. Felicity Reynolds
      Pages 357-369
    8. David Bogod
      Pages 371-380
    9. Trevor A. Thomas
      Pages 381-388
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


At the turn of the century it is appropriate to take stock of this relatively young but rapidly developing subject. For the first time, this book brings together information on the status of obstetric regional analgesia in many parts of the globe, and on the intriguing variability of maternal attitudes towards it. Advances in the field over the last decade in new applications, new drugs and techniques and new research tools are also reviewed. Controversial topics such as the effects of regional analgesia on the progress of and outcome of labour, the indications, contraindications and complications, and the place of regional anaesthesia for operative delivery are discussed by numerous experts in the field. The problem of consent and medicolegal aspects are also addressed. Regional Analgesia in Obstetrics should be read by all those involved in the medical care of women in childbirth. Professor Felicity Reynolds is Emeritus Professor of Obstetric Anaesthesia, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


Anaesthesiology Gynaecology Infusion birth child complications gynecology obstetrics pain

Editors and affiliations

  • Felicity Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaestheticsSt Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK

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