Mudaliar and Menon’s Clinical Obstetrics
Sarala Gopalan, Vanita Jain
216 x 280 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Universities Press

Mudaliar and Menon’s Clinical Obstetrics is an established textbook for undergraduate medical students. It has been inspiring and guiding students in obstetrics for more than half a century. The eleventh edition has been designed to provide a more enhanced and visual learning experience for the student.

  • It is in four-colour for the first time
  • It has a student-friendly layout
  • Detailed chapter objectives and key points have been added
  • Text has been bulletised extensively to improve ease of learning
  • New and improved colour and illustrative figures have been added
  • Algorithms have been included for clear understanding of the sequence of treatment and procedures
  • Text boxes have been added to highlight important information
  • Content, diagrams, flow charts and tables have been added
  • The book has been revised and updated thoroughly
Sarala Gopalan was formerly Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India.
Dr Vanita Jain is Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India.
Section 1: Anatomy and Physiology
1. The Pelvis
2. The Female Organs of Generation
3. Physiology of Ovulation and Menstruation
4. Fertilisation of the Ovum and Development of Embryo

Section 2: Physiology of Pregnancy
5. Maternal changes due to Pregnancy
6. Diagnosis of Pregnancy
7. The Fetus in Normal Pregnancy
8. Prenatal Care
9. Drugs in Pregnancy
10. Antepartum Fetal Surveillance

Section 3: Physiology of Labour and Puerperium
11. Causation and Stages of Labour
12. The Mechanism of Labour
13. Conduct of Normal Labour
14. Intrapartum Surveillance
15. Normal Puerperium

Section 4: Complications of Pregnancy
16. Early Pregnancy Complications
17. Anemia in Pregnancy
18. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
19. Antepartum Hemorrhage – Abruptio Placentae
20. Antepartum Hemorrhage – Placenta Previa
21. Preterm Birth
22. Intrauterine Growth Restriction
23. Prolonged Pregnancy
24. Multiple Pregnancy
25. Rhesus Isoimmunisation

Section 5: Diseases Complicating Pregnancy
26. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
27. Liver Diseases in Pregnancy
28. Tuberculosis and Pregnancy
29. Maternal Infections during Pregnancy
30. Diabetes in Pregnancy
31. Diseases of the Urinary System
32. Tumours of the Uterus and Adnexa
33. Surgical Emergencies during Pregnancy

Section 6: Abnormal Labour
34. Abnormal Fetal Presentations
35. Transverse or Oblique Lie, Breech Presentation
36. Compound Presentation
37. Dystocia due to Anomalies of the Expulsive Forces
38. Abnormalities of the Reproductive Tract
39. Complications of the Third Stage of Labour
40. Injuries to the Parturient Canal
41. Puerperal Infection

Section 7: The Newborn and Neonatal Problems
42. Resuscitation and Examination of the Newborn
43. Feeding of the Newborn and Immunisation
44. Respiratory Distress and Neonatal Sepsis
45. Neonatal Jaundice
46. Neonatal Problems and their Management

Section 8: Obstetric Operations
47. The Forceps
48. Version and Destructive Operations
49. Cesarean Section
50. Induction of Labour

Section 9: Miscellaneous
51. Maternal Mortality
52. Perinatal Mortality
53. Coagulation Disorders in Obstetrics
54. Imaging Techniques
55. Prenatal Diagnosis
56. Contraception
57. Medical Termination of Pregnancy
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