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By Susan Klein

This 2013 update of A booklet for Midwives comprises thoroughly up-to-date malaria therapy info for pregnant girls, strategies for combating HIV in infants, and masses extra. This booklet covers the necessities of care sooner than, in the course of, and after start, via supplying numerous designs for inexpensive gear and coaching fabrics. All Hesperian books are frequently up to date and reprinted to mirror exact clinical details.

This most modern variation comprises

  • new details on aiding girls remain fit in the course of pregnancy
  • helping moms have more secure labors and births
  • preventing, handling, and treating obstetric emergencies
  • breastfeeding
  • the healthiness wishes of recent babies
  • and related to the group in enhancing the health and wellbeing of moms and pregnant women
  • new information regarding remedy and drugs for HIV and different STIs
  • vaccinations, medicinal drugs, and drug interactions
  • infection prevention
  • improved equipment for facing complex deliveries
  • and details on relatives making plans.

    Originally released in 1995, A publication for Midwives has confirmed to be an important source for practising midwives and midwifery education courses all over the world. seriously illustrated, sincerely written, and constructed with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery running shoes, and clinical experts around the globe, it's both invaluable in a rural village or city medical institution, as a coaching handbook for college kids or as a reference for an skilled midwife.

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Malaria can also cause anemia and other serious problems in pregnancy. See page 98 for how to prevent or treat malaria. Folic acid (folate) Lack of folic acid can cause anemia in the mother and severe birth defects in the baby. To prevent these problems, it is most important for a woman to get enough folic acid before she gets pregnant and in the first few months of pregnancy. These foods contain a lot of folic acid: • dark green leafy vegetables • meat (especially liver, kidney, and other organ meats) • whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat) • fish • peas and beans • eggs • sunflower, pumpkin, and squash seeds • mushrooms Some women also take folic acid pills.

Menopause When women grow older, they stop bleeding each month (menopause). They also stop producing eggs and lose the ability to become pregnant. This may happen suddenly, or slowly over 1 or 2 years. For most women, menopause happens when they are between 45 and 55 years old. During menopause, many women have some of these signs: • changes in monthly bleeding before it stops completely • suddenly feeling very hot and sweaty (hot flashes) • vagina becomes smaller and more dry • sudden changes in feelings Many women are relieved when they do not have to worry about pregnancy anymore.

Dangerous chemicals from pesticides, cleaning products, or factories can get into the air, water, or food. These chemicals can make it difficult for a woman to get pregnant, or can harm the growing baby. Even washing clothes that have dangerous chemicals on them can harm fertility. • Smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking a lot of alcohol or using drugs can all harm fertility. There are other causes of infertility that are not preventable. To learn more, look at a general health book like Where Women Have No Doctor.

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