Intrapartum Care

Intrapartum Care equips doctors and advanced midwives to care for women who deliver in level 2 hospitals. It covers:

  • monitoring and management of mother and fetus in the first stage of labour
  • the second stage of labour
  • the third stage of labour
  • managing pain during labour
  • the puerperium, and
  • family planning after pregnancy.

Intrapartum Care is aligned with the national protocol for intrapartum care and the essential steps to manage obstetric emergencies (ESMOE) in South Africa.

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-920218-38-6
ISBN (reflowable edition): 978-1-928313-04-5
ISBN (international edition): 978-1-717898-08-1

About the series editor

A previous head of neonatal medicine at UCT, David Woods consulted to UNICEF and the WHO, and is developing distance-learning courses and innovative, power-free medical devices for health professionals in under-resourced countries.

Acknowledgements for Intrapartum Care

Intrapartum Care has been edited from selected units of the Maternal Care manual of the Perinatal Education Programme. This learning programme for professionals is developed by the Perinatal Education Trust and funded by Eduhealthcare.

We acknowledge all the participants of the Perinatal Education Programme who have made suggestions and offered constructive criticism. It is only through constant feedback from colleagues and participants that the content of the Perinatal Education Programme courses can be improved.

Editor-in-Chief of the Perinatal Education Programme: Prof D L Woods

Editors of Intrapartum Care: Prof G B Theron

Contributors to Intrapartum Care: Prof H van C de Groot, Mrs A de Villiers, Dr D H Greenfield, Ms H Louw, Prof R C Pattinson, Prof G B Theron, Prof D L Woods