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A book for midwives


  • ISBN: 9780942364231
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: 527

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A book for midwives is a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs. A Book for Midwives covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth. Above all the newly updated in 2020 includes latest information on birth control, HIV, medical and MVA abortion, mental health, hepatitis, HPV and cancer prevention, and pre-eclampsia.

With their unique combination of skill, patience, and accessibility, midwives are most certainly essential to the worldwide struggle for maternal and child health. Clearly written and illustrated, A Book for Midwives was developed with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery trainers, and medical specialists around the world and helps equip midwives and trainers with the information they need to reduce dangers in childbirth.

Certainly useful in a wide variety of settings, from the rural village or urban clinic, this illustrated guide serves as a training manual for students or as a reference for experienced midwives. Topics in this lifesaving resource include for example healthy pregnancy; preventing and managing obstetric emergencies; facilitating safe labor and birth; breastfeeding; the health needs of new babies; STIs, HIV, and cancer; family planning; helping women when a pregnancy ends early and abortion; designing low-cost equipment; involving community in women’s health; and more.

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