Medical Problems During Pregnancy

A Comprehensive Clinical Guide

  • Carolyn Bernstein
  • Tamara C. Takoudes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mona Akbari, Jacqueline L. Wolf
    Pages 1-32
  3. Carolyn Bernstein
    Pages 33-42
  4. Tamara C. Takoudes
    Pages 43-53
  5. Lourdes M. Mendez, Anish V. Sharda, Jeffrey I. Zwicker
    Pages 55-76
  6. Robin Elizabeth Wigmore, Francisco M. Salgueiro
    Pages 77-104
  7. Bethany M. Mulla, Christopher M. Mulla, James V. Hennessey
    Pages 105-119
  8. Jill B. Whelan, Loryn S. Feinberg
    Pages 121-137
  9. John-Paul D. Hezel
    Pages 139-153
  10. Kaarkuzhali Babu Krishnamurthy
    Pages 155-162
  11. Geena Joseph, Sarah L. Housman, Melanie P. Hoenig
    Pages 163-189
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 191-197

About this book


This comprehensive, case-based title takes a practical approach to treating the pregnant patient by illustrating common and less common issues that arise during pregnancy.  Outlining how difficult it often is to discern normal changes from pathological changes in the pregnant patient, Medical Problems During Pregnancy addresses not only this core dilemma but also a full array of specific, challenging issues to consider when pregnant patients present with conditions like epilepsy, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and renal disease – disorders requiring medication despite some risks.  Although standard best practices generally determine medication use, the practicality of medication at various stages of pregnancy is highly variable.  Medical Problems During Pregnancy outlines key points to consider when prescribing medication and additionally offers a range of practical suggestions that can greatly improve the physician-patient interaction.   A unique and invaluable addition to the literature, Medical Problems During Pregnancy will be of great interest to practicing obstetricians, primary care clinicians, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals.


Pregnancy Gastrointestinal disease Gestational diabetes Thyroid disease Cardiovascular disease Musculoskeletal pain Epilepsy Kidney disease Headache

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn Bernstein
    • 1
  • Tamara C. Takoudes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyBrigham and Womens HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Boston Maternal Fetal MedicineBrooklineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39326-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39328-5
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