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• Part I: Introduction
1. The History of Obstetric Anesthesia
• Part II: Maternal and Fetal Physiology
2. Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy
3. Uteroplacental Blood Flow
4. The Placenta: Anatomy, Physiology, and Transfer of Drugs
5. Fetal Physiology
• Part III: Fetal and Neonatal Assessment and Therapy
6. Antepartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy
7. Anesthesia for Fetal Surgery and Other Intrauterine Procedures
8. Intrapartum Fetal Assessment and Therapy
9. Neonatal Assessment and Resuscitation
10. Fetal and Neonatal Neurologic Injury
• Part IV: Foundations in Obstetric Anesthesia
11. Patient Safety and Team Training
12. Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia: Anatomy, Physiology, and Technique
13. Local Anesthetics and Opioids
• Part V: Anesthesia Before and During Pregnancy
14. Pharmacology and Nonanesthetic Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation
15. In Vitro Fertilization and Other Assisted Reproductive Technology
16. Problems of Early Pregnancy
17. Nonobstetric Surgery during Pregnancy
• Part VI: Labor and Vaginal Delivery
18. Obstetric Management of Labor and Vaginal Delivery
19. Trial of Labor and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery
20. The Pain of Childbirth and its Effect on the Mother and the Fetus
21. Childbirth Preparation and Nonpharmacologic Analgesia
22. Systemic Analgesia: Parenteral and Inhalational Agents
23. Epidural and Spinal Analgesia/ Anesthesia for Labor and Vaginal Delivery
24. Alternative Regional Analgesic Techniques for Labor and Vaginal Delivery
25. Postpartum Tubal Sterilization
• Part VII: Cesarean Delivery
26. Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery
27. Postoperative Analgesia
• Part VIII: Anesthetic Complications
28. Aspiration: Risk, Prophylaxis, and Treatment
29. The Difficult Airway: Risk, Assessment, Prophylaxis, and Management
30. Postpartum Headache
31. Neurologic Complications of Pregnancy and Neuraxial Anesthesia
32. Shared Decision-Making in Obstetric Anesthesia
• Part IX: Obstetric Complications
33. Preterm Labor and Delivery
34. Abnormal Presentation and Multiple Gestation
35. Hypertensive Disorders
36. Infection
37. Antepartum and Postpartum Hemorrhage
38. Embolic Disorders
39. Maternal Mortality
• Part X: The Parturient with Systemic Disease
40. Autoimmune Disorders
41. Cardiovascular Disease
42. Chronic Pain During and After Pregnancy
43. Endocrine Disorders
44. Hematologic and Coagulation Disorders
45. Liver Disease
46. Malignant Hyperthermia
47. Musculoskeletal Disorders
48. Neurologic and Neuromuscular Disease
49. Obesity
50. Psychiatric Disorders
51. Renal Disease
52. Respiratory Disease
53. Substance Abuse
54. Trauma and Critical Care
• Appendices
Appendix A: American Society of Anesthesiologist Guidelines for Neuraxial Anesthesia in Obstetrics
Appendix B: Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anesthesia: An updated report by The American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Obstetric Anesthesia and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Appendix C: Optimal Goals for Anesthesia Care in Obstetrics
Appendix D: Information Technology Resources for Obstetric Anesthesia Providers

Comprehensive, user-friendly, and up to date, Chestnut's Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, provides the authoritative clinical information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This substantially revised edition keeps you current on everything from basic science to anesthesia techniques to complications, including coverage of new research that is paving the way for improved patient outcomes. An expert editorial team ensures that this edition remains a must-have resource for obstetric anesthesiologists and obstetricians, nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology assistants, and anesthesiology and obstetric residents and students.

• David H. Chestnut, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee.
• Cynthia A Wong, MD, Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesia University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Iowa City, Iowa.
• Lawrence C Tsen, MD, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School; Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine Associate Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts.
• Warwick D Ngan Kee, BHB, MBChB, MD, FANZCA, FHKCA, FHKAM (Anaesthesiology), Chair, Department of Anesthesiology Sidra Medicine Professor of Anesthesiology Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar Doha, Qatar; Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China.
• Yaakov Beilin, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology and System Vice Chair for Quality Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital New York, New York.
• Jill Mhyre, MD, The Dola S. Thompson Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesiology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, Arkansas.
• Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School; Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts.
• Naveen Nathan, MD*, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, Illinois Graphics Editor