By Susan Klein
This 2013 up to date reprint of A ebook for Midwives comprises thoroughly up to date malaria therapy details for pregnant girls, ideas for combating HIV in infants, and masses extra. This ebook covers the necessities of care sooner than, in the course of, and after start, via supplying various designs for reasonably cheap gear and coaching fabrics. All Hesperian books are on a regular basis up to date and reprinted to mirror actual clinical details.
This newest variation contains new info on aiding girls remain fit while pregnant; aiding moms have more secure labors and births; fighting, coping with, and treating obstetric emergencies; breastfeeding; the wellbeing and fitness wishes of recent infants; and concerning the group in enhancing the well-being of moms and pregnant girls. it is usually new information regarding remedy and medicinal drugs for HIV and different STIs; vaccinations, medications, and drug interactions; an infection prevention; more desirable equipment for facing advanced deliveries; and on relations making plans.
Originally released in 1995, A e-book for Midwives has confirmed to be an essential source for working towards midwives and midwifery education courses around the globe. seriously illustrated, truly written, and built with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery running shoes, and scientific experts around the globe, it truly is both necessary in a rural village or city medical institution, as a coaching handbook for college students or as a reference for an skilled midwife.
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A Bo o k fo r M id w ive s (2009) 53 C h ap te r 5: Pre ve n tin g in fe c tio n Always do a 3-minute hand wash after you: • clean up after the birth before you: • touch the mother’s vagina • deliver the baby • touch any blood or other body fluids • sew up a tear • urinate or pass stool • do a pelvic exam • insert an IUD (see Chapter 21) • do an MVA (see Chapter 23) Alcohol and glycerine hand cleaner You can make a simple hand cleaner to use if you do not have water to wash your hands. When used correctly, this cleaner will kill most of the germs on your hands.
But during birth and invasive medical procedures, a woman’s body is more open and vulnerable to infection, and good general health is usually not enough. Germs that are usually kept out of the body can get into the womb. Any cut in the skin also makes a person more vulnerable to infection because the skin usually helps keep germs out of the body. Even an injection can cause an infection if the syringe has harmful germs on it. A Bo o k fo r M id w ive s (2009) 51 C h ap te r 5: Pre ve n tin g in fe c tio n Prevent infection by keeping germs away Here are the basic rules to prevent infection.
A Book for Midwives (2009) 29 Chapter 3: A woman’s body in pregnancy How the baby grows After a sperm and egg join inside a woman’s womb, they combine to become one group of cells that multiply and grow into a baby. The mother’s blood contains oxygen from the air she breathes and nutrition from the food she eats. Her blood then passes air and food to the baby through the cord and placenta. During the first 3 months of pregnancy, it is hard to see much happening from the outside. But inside the womb, the baby is forming organs, bones, and other body parts.