A comprehensive, cutting-edge review of the complex interactions between maternal and fetal-placental tissues that control the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, the proper development of the fetus, the birth process, and the behavioral aspects of bonding between mother and newborn. Expert researchers review the endocrine and physiological events that culminate in the delivery of offspring, and provide a solid base of comparative information on the menstrual cycle of primates, including humans. They also discuss the sources and functions of both steroid and protein hormones from the placenta and the details of their effects on uterine function, placental development, fetal growth and well-being, and maternal responses to pregnancy. This book will become the standard reference source not only for reproductive scientists, but also for those clinicians who want better to understand the complex factors that affect pregnancy-and their pregnant patients.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 2940 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 31 mm
Edition: 1998 ed.
"The exciting aspect of this volume is the inclusion of new areas of endocrine physiology. . .This book would be invaluable for graduate students in reproductive endocrinology, as well as fellows in the clinical areas of reproductive biology. . .This is truly a worthwhile investment for both basic and clinical researchers working in the broad area of the endocrinology of pregnancy."-Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
". . .provide[es] a comprehensive overview of the endocrinological relationship between mother and offspring in subprimates and primates, will be of interest to endocrinologists, neonatologists and certainly to obstetricians. . .A very timely book."-The Journal of Endocrine Genetics