© 1992

The First Twelve Weeks of Gestation

  • E. R. Barnea
  • J. Hustin
  • E. Jauniaux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Peri-implantation Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. J. Kliman, R. F. Feinberg
      Pages 3-25
    3. J. Hustin, P. Franchimont
      Pages 26-42
  3. Anatomy and Physiology of Placental and Embryonic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. E. Jauniaux, G. J. Burton, C. J. P. Jones
      Pages 45-64
    3. E. R. Barnea
      Pages 111-127
    4. E. R. Barnea, R. Schurtz-Svirsky
      Pages 128-153
    5. J. N. Bulmer
      Pages 154-168
    6. J. G. Moscoso
      Pages 169-191
    7. E. Jauniaux, J. G. Moscoso
      Pages 192-213
  4. Assisted Conception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. G. Oelsner, D. Bider, S. Mashiach
      Pages 217-233
    3. M. C. Macnamee, G. M. Hartshorne
      Pages 234-245
    4. J. S. Younis, N. Laufer
      Pages 246-260
  5. Failures of Placentation and Embryonic Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261

About this book


Leading workers in the field of human reproduction provide both basic knowledge and useful practical information in this book about the most critical phase in the development of a new human being: the first twelve weeks of life. The period from fertilization and implantation to the end of the first trimester is still insufficiently understood and marks a new frontier. The knowledge necessary for applying our present diagnostic capabilities and for venturing into the problematic areas of fertilization technology and embryonic treatment is made easily available in this comprehensive textbook. The book is divided into two parts. The first presents basic information about physiology, anatomy, in vivo investigations, biochemistry and legal aspects. The second part focuses on pregnancy development, monitoring and the clinical diagnosis and management of disorders in the early stages of life. A full section is devoted to assisted conception and the newest possibilities in fertilizationtechnologies, whereby the ethical aspects are also discussed.


Fehlbildung Fehlgeburt Schwangerschaft anatomy biochemistry birth early pregnancy failure embryo monitoring physiology pregnancy pregnancy loss reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • E. R. Barnea
    • 1
  • J. Hustin
    • 2
  • E. Jauniaux
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at CamdenUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyCamdenUSA
  2. 2.Histopathologic InstituteInstitut de Morphologie Pathologique Loverval (I.M.P.L.)Gerpinnes (Loverval)Belgium
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital ErasmeFree University of Brussels (ULB)BrusselsBelgium

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