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A Book For Midwives: Care For Pregnancy, Birth, and Women's by Susan Klein

By Susan Klein

This 2013 up-to-date reprint of A ebook for Midwives contains thoroughly up to date malaria remedy info for pregnant ladies, innovations for combating HIV in infants, and lots more and plenty extra. This publication covers the necessities of care prior to, in the course of, and after delivery, via delivering various designs for inexpensive gear and coaching fabrics. All Hesperian books are on a regular basis up-to-date and reprinted to mirror exact clinical details.

This most up-to-date variation comprises new info on supporting ladies remain fit while pregnant; assisting moms have more secure labors and births; combating, dealing with, and treating obstetric emergencies; breastfeeding; the future health wishes of recent infants; and regarding the group in enhancing the overall healthiness of moms and pregnant ladies. it's also new information regarding remedy and medicinal drugs for HIV and different STIs; vaccinations, medicinal drugs, and drug interactions; an infection prevention; superior tools for facing complex deliveries; and on kinfolk making plans.

Originally released in 1995, A publication for Midwives has confirmed to be an important source for practising midwives and midwifery education courses all over the world. seriously illustrated, truly written, and constructed with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery running shoes, and clinical experts world wide, it really is both important in a rural village or city medical institution, as a coaching handbook for college kids or as a reference for an skilled midwife.

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Put your tools or birth kit on a clean surface. Move animals out of the house and do not do any medical procedures in places where animals sleep or pass stool, or where people urinate or pass stool. If the floor in the house is made of animal waste (dung), do not let the woman’s body or any of your tools touch the floor. Dung has many germs in it that can easily spread to pregnant women. You can cover the floor with clean straw, cloth, or plastic. In a hospital, maternity center, or clinic Be extra careful.

Eating well helps a woman and her baby stay healthy and strong. Problems from poor nutrition (not eating well) Poor nutrition can cause tiredness, weakness, difficulty fighting infections, and other serious health problems. Poor nutrition during pregnancy is especially dangerous. It can cause miscarriage or cause a baby to be born very small or with birth defects. It also increases the chances of a baby or a mother dying during or after birth. 33 Chapter 4: Helping women stay healthy Talking to women about food Talk to women about the food they eat.

Once the gloves are on, do not touch anything that is not sterile — or the gloves will not be sterile anymore either! Practice with the same pair of gloves over and over again until it feels easy. Remember: If you carefully wash your hands . . and put on sterile gloves . . and then scratch your head . . your glove is not sterile anymore! Of course, when you touch a woman you will get germs on your gloves, but do not move germs from one part of her body to another. For example, if you touch a woman’s anus where there are many germs, do not put your fingers inside the vagina with the same gloves.

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