The Handbook For Midwives by Henry Fly SmithThe Handbook For Midwives by Henry Fly Smith

The Handbook For Midwives

byHenry Fly Smith

Paperback | May 18, 2012

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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. 1872 Excerpt: ...and be injurious to the child. The child is now to be placed upon a pillow covered with a blanket, or in its cot, and allowed to sleep. Nothing of any kind in the way of food or physic, no butter and sugar, no gruel, or such like mess, is to be given to the child. 148. At the end of an hour the napkin placed at the 'privates' or vulva of the woman should be changed, and notice taken if there is any flow of blood. It is not unusual for a few clots to pass, and sufficient bloody fluid to soak a napkin. The womb must be felt for from the belly, and if properly contracted will be found between the navel and pubes, usually on the right side, as a round hard mass about the size of a child's head at birth. If all is right the draw-sheet and the loose covering laid over the mother may be removed, the night-dress drawn down, and a fresh napkin should be applied to the 'privates,' or vulva, and one or two laid under the hips. The woman may now be placed comfortably on her back, and the bed clothes arranged for sleeping. 149. The Binder is a broad bandage about 14 inches wide and 2 yards long. To apply the binder, roll it up, and while the patient is on her back pass it under the small of her back, and get some person standing on the opposite side of the bed to draw the roll towards her, keeping hold yourself of the loose end. The patient is not to be disturbed or to give any assistance. Draw the binder moderately tight, but not too tight, and fasten it with nursery-pins. It must act as a broad belt, and not like a cord. A binder made of holland, with three sets of strings to tie across the belly, is preferable to the common bandage, as it can be adjusted with greater ease. A doubled napkin can be placed beneath the binder at any part requiring gentle pressure; great ...
Title:The Handbook For MidwivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021748591X

ISBN - 13:9780217485913