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Maternity and Infant Welfare - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483166599, 9781483194073

Maternity and Infant Welfare

1st Edition

A Handbook for Health Visitors, Parents, & Others in India

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Author: Ruth Young
eBook ISBN: 9781483194073
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1920
Page Count: 192
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Maternity and Infant Welfare: A Handbook for Health Visitors, Parents, & Others in India describes the hygiene of pregnant women and the puerperium. This book is organized into two main parts encompassing 22 chapters that discuss the physiology and general care of normal pregnancy, as well as the abnormal conditions in pregnancy. Some of the topics covered in the book are the testing of urine; development and conditions of syphilis, gonorrhoea, and tuberculosis during pregnancy; causes and prevention of abortion and still-birth; preparations for child birth; care of the lying-in woman; care of the newly born infant; and causes and prevention of puerperal sepsis. Other chapters deal with the general development of a healthy baby and the care, feeding, training, and discipline of infants. These topics are followed by an analysis of the conditions of premature babies. The remaining chapters examine the disorders of the stomach and intestines, as well as the development of marasmus, rickets, respiratory tract disorders, and abnormalities in infants.
The book can provide useful information to nurses, doctors, students, and the general reader.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Hygene of Pregnancy and the Puerperium

1. The Physiology of Normal Pregnancy

2. General Care during Pregnancy

3. Abnormal Conditions in Pregnancy

4. Testing of Urine

5. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Tuberculosis during Pregnancy

6. Abortion and Still-birth: Causes and Prevention

7. The Preparations for Child-birth

8. The Care of the Lying-in Woman

9. The Care of the Newly Born Infant

10. The Causes and Prevention of Puerperal Sepsis

Part Two: The Hygene of Pregnancy and the Puerperium

Section one: Healthy Babies

1. General Development

2. General Care

3. Feeding

4. Training and Discipline

Section Two:Sickly Babies

1. Premature Babies

2. Disorders of the Stomach and Intestines

3. Marasmus

4. Rickets

5. Disorders of the Respiratory Tract

6. Skin Affections in Infancy

7. Prevention of Eye and Ear Diseases

8. Abnormalities

Part Three: The Work of Health Visitors



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