The 3rd Edition of this comprehensive, highly respected reference encompasses the entire current state of knowledge about obstetric anesthesia. Edited by a leading authority in the field, it covers everything from basic science...through the various anesthesia techniques for labor and delivery...to the full range of anesthetic and obstetric complications, as well as medical disorders during pregnancy. * Emphasizes the treatment of the fetus and the mother as separate patients with distinct needs. * Delivers contributions from many leaders in the fields of obstetric anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. * Offers abundant figures, tables, and boxes that illustrate the step-by-step management of a full range of * Presents key point summaries in each chapter for quick, convenient reference.