Preparation For Motherhood

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byElisabeth Robinson Scovil

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX AFTER CARE OF THE CHILD CARE OF THE CORD This is now simply dressed with a dry dressing instead of the ointments which used to be used for it. The natural tendency of the cord is to dry up and wither away and it is wise to try to assist nature instead of running counter to her indications. The stump of the cord is sprinkled with powdered borax. A hole is cut in the middle of a piece of linen about four inches square, the cord drawn through the hole and the linen folded over it. This is secured in place with the binder. When the child is washed great care should be taken to avoid wetting this dressing. If it can be kept dry the cord will shrivel up and drop off in less than a week. If instead of shrinking and dessicating it should remain soft and begin to smell unpleasantly the doctor should be informed. He will probably have it washed with weak carbolized water and the dry dressing changed more frequently. After it has dropped off a folded piece of linen can be kept over the navel for a few days. If it pouts or protrudes a little, as it sometimes does, a wooden button mould, or large smooth button without a shank, can be wrapped in linen, the rounding part placed next the navel to press it gently inwards, and secured with the binder. RUPTURE If there is a marked protrusion it should be reported to the doctor, as in this case a portion of the intestine has probably come through the opening in the muscular wall of the abdomen, under the skin. This should be replaced and held in position by a proper belt, worn for some months, until the weak point closes. This accident also may happen low down in the groin and in other parts of the abdomen. The intestine is felt as a soft, movable bunch under the skin. It is not immediately dangerous, but may becom...

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX AFTER CARE OF THE CHILD CARE OF THE CORD This is now simply dressed with a dry dressing instead of the ointments whi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217741274

ISBN - 13:9780217741279

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