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

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By Susan Klein

Initially released in 1995, A publication for Midwives has proved a necessary source for working towards midwives and midwifery education courses worldwide. The revised 2004 variation preserves the unique book's transparent language, scientific accuracy, and concentrate on basic, inexpensive remedies, yet has been reorganized and largely revised to higher aid care in the course of hard work and administration of obstetric emergencies. Chapters were increased and/or up-to-date to hide lifesaving reproductive future health info, and to acknowledge the huge function of midwives in delivering women's overall healthiness care. up to date details comprises: HIV/AIDS in being pregnant and beginning; Breastfeeding, an infection prevention, and kin making plans; pelvic tests; IUD insertion and removing; assisting a girl whilst a being pregnant ends early; and guide vacuum aspiration. seriously illustrated, truly written, and built with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery running shoes, and scientific experts worldwide, it's both helpful in a rural village or city hospital, as a coaching guide for college students or as a reference for an skilled midwife.

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45 Avoid taking medicines . . . . . . . 45 Avoid smoking, alcohol, and other drugs . . . . . . . . . 46 32 Stay away from chemicals and fumes . . . . . . . . . . . 47 A woman who eats well and takes good care of her body is much more likely to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. In fact, the ways to stay healthy listed in this chapter can be used by women and their families to stay well throughout their whole lives. Eating well Eating well means eating enough food and eating a variety of healthy foods.

They also damage the teeth. It is better to eat go foods that are natural, not packaged. Some healthy go foods high in sugars: Some go foods high in fats: • fruit • nuts and seeds • honey • avocados • molasses • vegetable oil, butter, ghee, and lard • fatty meat A Bo o k fo r M id w ive s (2010) 35 C h ap te r 4: H e lp in g w o m e n stay h e alth y E a t these 5 im p o r ta nt v ita m ins a nd m iner a ls ev er y d a y Pregnant and breastfeeding women need more of five vitamins and minerals — iron, folic acid, calcium, iodine, and vitamin A — than other people do.

When all is going well, simply watch and wait. K no w when to get help No matter how skilled you are, there will be times when you need help. Knowing when to get medical advice, when to enlist the support of another midwife, or when to send a woman to a doctor or medical center, is a skill that every midwife must try to master. It can be hard to know when to get medical help. Hospitals and medical centers are often expensive or far away. Many women are afraid to go to them. A woman with a small problem may want to stay home.

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