By Susan Klein

This 2013 update of A e-book for Midwives contains thoroughly up to date malaria therapy info for pregnant girls, suggestions for combating HIV in infants, and masses extra. This ebook covers the necessities of care earlier than, in the course of, and after beginning, via delivering a number of designs for reasonably cheap gear and coaching fabrics. All Hesperian books are usually up-to-date and reprinted to mirror exact scientific details.

This most up-to-date variation contains

  • new info 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 overall healthiness wishes of recent babies
  • and regarding the neighborhood in bettering the healthiness of moms and pregnant women
  • new information regarding remedy and drugs for HIV and different STIs
  • vaccinations, medications, and drug interactions
  • infection prevention
  • improved tools for facing complex deliveries
  • and info on family members making plans.

    Originally released in 1995, A ebook for Midwives has confirmed to be a necessary source for practising midwives and midwifery education courses worldwide. seriously illustrated, in actual fact written, and built with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery running shoes, and clinical experts world wide, it truly is both beneficial in a rural village or city sanatorium, as a coaching guide for college students or as a reference for an skilled midwife.

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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. Maria wants pregnant women to eat well, but they will not eat cold foods. And Maria too thinks that cold foods may not be good for pregnant women to eat. Her solution is simple and smart. She tells pregnant women to eat beans and eggs with a little hot pepper or another hot food. This way, the foods will not be cold anymore.

Gives a woman strength to work. • helps the baby grow well in the mother’s womb. • helps prevent heavy bleeding after birth. • helps a mother recover her strength quickly after birth. 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.

59 Steaming . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Sterilize your tools . . . . . . . . 59 Using chemicals . . . . . . . . . 63 Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Some equipment needs special care . 65 Pressure steaming . . . . . . . . 67 Burying wastes . . . . . . . . . . 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.

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