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Amita Ray

Q City Medical College and Hospital

An obstetrician, a medical teacher, and a researcher having 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, heading the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the Vice Principal of a medical college in India.


Antenatal Care Low-Risk Pregnancy Fetal Skull Anatomy Normal Labor Vaginal Delivery Head Descent Cervical Dilatation Morbidity Mortality Labor Room Interdisciplinary Team

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This book is meant for understanding the basics of normal labor and abnormal labor. It could be used as a handbook for midwifery students, undergraduate medical students, and trainee nurses during their posting in the labor room. The book will give an overview of antenatal care in low-risk pregnancy and will try to explain the anatomy of the maternal pelvis and the fetal skull and the mechanics and management of normal labor.

One of the chapters will be dedicated to the "Partogram " as an essential tool to monitor the progress of labor. The chapter will elaborate the need for intervention by the obstetrician and when it is required, the reasons for maternal and fetal\neonatal morbidity and mortality, and the interventions needed to reduce them.

We would like to conclude the book with topics on the set up of a delivery suite, and the teamwork required to run a labor room efficiently, minimizing the maternal and neonatal risks.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 12th 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 9th 2020

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 8th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 29th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 28th 2021

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Amita Ray

Q City Medical College and Hospital

Prof. Dr. Amita Ray MBBS, MS, Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow Gynecology and Gynae-Oncology Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia Fellow High Risk Pregnancy Management Royal Oman Hospital, Sultan Quaboos University, Oman FAIMER Fellow (Foundation for Advancement of Medical Education and Research) MSc MHPE (Masters in Health Professional Education) She has worked as a clinician and medical teacher in various medical colleges all over India for the past 30 years. She is passionate about clinical work among underprivileged women with high risk complications in tribal and rural areas and equally passionate about medical education. She has introduced several innovative projects in health education, which have improved medical teacher efficiency in resource-constrained settings as a part of her FAIMER Fellowship. She has guided several post-graduate dissertations. She has several publications in reputed national and international journals including British, American, and South Asian journals of obstetrics and gynecology. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters in obstetrics and gynecology text books used as a part of undergraduate and postgraduate education in India. Besides this, she is passionate about evidence-based medicine. She is a member of different Cochrane Groups and has authored and co-authored several Cochrane Reviews for the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis Group, and Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group. She is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

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