Pregnancy, childbirth and being a newborn are not diseases - they are special periods in human life when the risk of death or disability can be very high. Recognizing this, the last decade has brought enormous progress in science and technology into improving maternal and newborn health, such as the treatment of genetic diseases, intra-uterine surgery, and improved knowledge about the human genome. Despite this, perinatal disease and disability worldwide still remains very high. The most authoritative work on perinatal medicine currently available, "Textbook of Perinatal Medicine" builds on the huge success of its predecessor to provide a comprehensive two-volume text without parallel in terms of size and authority. Published under the auspices of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, with a prestigious, international team of authors, key areas covered include: neonatology; ethical and legal dimensions; genetics; perinatal morphology; fetal monitoring; and, multiple pregnancy and delivery. With 300 tables and a highly illustrated, clearly presented format, this one-of-a-kind textbook is a gold-standard summary of modern clinical practice that will be welcomed by all who work in this important field of medicine.