Thoroughly revised and updated, this new 3 practical handbook for administering safe and effective anesthesia to pregnant women. It provides an overview of maternal physiology, physiology of labor and delivery, and the pharmacology of obstetric anesthesia agents. Management guidelines for a variety of anesthetic procedures are presented. This book serves as a fine review for managing various problems, difficult deliveries, surgery during pregnancy, in vitro fertilization, cesarean delivery, and other challenges of obstetric anesthesia. The Practice Guidelinest the end of the book have been updated to reflect the latest guidelines from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.Datta, Sanjay is the author of 'Obstetric Anesthesia Handbook', published 2000 under ISBN 9781560534051 and ISBN 1560534052.