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

By Susan Klein

This 2013 update of A publication for Midwives contains thoroughly up to date malaria remedy info for pregnant girls, ideas for combating HIV in infants, and lots more and plenty extra. This e-book covers the necessities of care ahead of, in the course of, and after start, via delivering numerous designs for inexpensive gear and coaching fabrics. All Hesperian books are usually up-to-date and reprinted to mirror exact clinical details.

This newest version contains

  • new details on assisting girls remain fit in the course of pregnancy
  • helping moms have more secure labors and births
  • preventing, coping with, and treating obstetric emergencies
  • breastfeeding
  • the well-being wishes of latest babies
  • and related to the group in enhancing the future health of moms and pregnant women
  • new information regarding therapy and medicinal drugs for HIV and different STIs
  • vaccinations, medicinal drugs, and drug interactions
  • infection prevention
  • improved tools for facing advanced deliveries
  • and details on relatives making plans.

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

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68 48 MW 05 Infection - 27corr 1/26/05 4:05 PM Page 49 Preventing infection CHAPTER 5 Preventing infection saves lives Infection makes people sick and can even kill them. It is one of the most common causes of death after childbirth. Procedures that involve putting medical tools inside a woman’s womb, like inserting an intrauterine device (IUD) or doing manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), can also cause infection. Much of the work of a midwife, and any procedure inside the womb (invasive procedure), can only be safe if you are able to follow the steps we outline in this chapter to prevent infection.

If a woman does choose to avoid certain foods, make sure she is getting enough of each kind of food, and enough vitamins and minerals from her food. Finding creative answers Beliefs about food can be hard to change. But you may find ways to help women eat better without working against their beliefs. This example is based on a true story: Maria is a midwife in Guatemala. She and her people believe that some foods are “hot” foods, and some foods are “cold” foods. They believe that pregnant women should not eat cold foods.

Finding creative answers Beliefs about food can be hard to change. But you may find ways to help women eat better without working against their beliefs. This example is based on a true story: Maria is a midwife in Guatemala. She and her people believe that some foods are “hot” foods, and some foods are “cold” foods. They believe that pregnant women should not eat cold foods. To Maria and her people, beans and eggs are cold foods (even when they are cooked). But Maria knows that beans and eggs are good, low-cost ways for pregnant women to get the protein and iron they need.

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