About the Book: After enjoying success as an extremely popular obstetric textbook, Essentials of Obstetrics has now come out with the completely revisedand updated Second Edition.Compliant with the MCI syllabus and conforming to the competency-based curriculum, this textbook has features that make it an exceptional resource for undergraduate medical students. While the text provides concise knowledge of obstetrics with great clarity, themultiple summary boxes on each page, make it extremely easy to revise the facts before an examination. Postgraduates, practitioners, and teachers can also use this book as a ready reckoner for clinical details, management algorithms, and thelatest, evidence-based recommendations and guidelines in obstetrics. Salient Features: Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to include the latest scientific advances and clinical recommendations. Therapeutic strategies and clinical algorithms are based on up to date clinical data, and lay emphasis on both national and international standards. Statistics, recommendations, and guidelines from India have been included and emphasized, to make it easier to apply them to practice in this country. Attention has been paid to the practice of evidence-based obstetrics, as applicable to a low-resource country such as India. Respectful maternity care is featured in the chapter on labor, to emphasize its importance to the recipient of the obstetrician's care, the laboring mother. A new feature, Practice point, dots the text and alerts the student to evidence-based do's and don'ts in clinical practice. MCI-recommended competency-based curriculum boxes have been added to ensure that core competencies are acquired. The new, refreshing format and improved and fine-tuned visual elements make the book an easy and enjoyable read.