Medical, Matrimonial And Scientific Expositor; Giving The Most Important Information Upon Every…

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJefferson B. Fancher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...is a disposition to evacuate the bladder and rectum with unusual frequency. Sometimes there is chill or tremor at the beginning. The preparatory processes are accompanied with the exudation of a glairy mucus, which continues during the whole process. When the labor is painful, it is divided into two stages--the pains of dilatation and those of expulsion. But both processes may take place with little or no pain. At first, the efforts occur at long intervals; the pain is in the small of the back. They are sharp, grinding pains, and seem, as the patient says, to do no good. But after the mouth of the uterus is dilated, the action changes. The body of the uterus contracts with all its fibers, and with wonderful force. This action is quite involuntary, and may occur even after apparent death. But the patient endeavors to assist, and probably does assist the expulsive effort, by holding her breath and bearing down with the muscles of the thorax and abdomen. At first, the membranes, filled with the amniotic fluid, press through the mouth of the uterus, and aid in its expansion. As the pressure increases, the membranes break, and the waters gush out. The uterus, suddenly contracting, seems to gather new force, and the fetus is pressed rapidly forward. In a vast majority of cases, we find the head presenting, with the face downward, so that the crown of the head is first born. In a few cases the face i upward, and born first. In very rare cases, the Gravid uterus, with the bag of waters protruding into the vagina. feet or the breech present. In still more rare ones, we may have an arm, or shoulder, or any part of the body. Professional assistance, in average cases of natural labor, with directions for any probable contingencies, arc given below. AVhen...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...is a disposition to evacuate the bladder and rectum with unusual frequency. Sometimes there is chill or tremor at the b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217234445

ISBN - 13:9780217234443

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