Published in conjuction with AWHONN and unique in the market, this comprehensive book on advanced obstetrics practice focuses on the care of childbearing women with complications during pregnancy, and the related professional concerns of the perinatal professional caring for them. This is a substantial revision that reflects the significant change in this specialty area and the necessity to collaborate in practice to maximize patient outcomes - all chapters are revised by RN-MD author teams. Includes the AWHONN perinatal Morbidity Advisory Panel top 5 Issues (Obesity; Thromboembolic Disease; Diabetes; Perinatal Infections; Cardiac Disease). The entire first section presents the realities of today's practice including ethics, collaboration, and patient safety. A separate section details the primary complications of pregnancy.