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This 2013 updated reprint of A Book for Midwives includes completely updated malaria treatment information for pregnant women, recommendations for preventing HIV in babies, and much more. This book covers the essentials of care before, during, and after birth, through providing a variety of designs for low-cost equipment and training materials. All Hesperian books are regularly updated and reprinted to reflect accurate medical information. This latest edition includes new information on helping women stay healthy during pregnancy; helping mothers have safer labors and births; preventing, managing, and treating obstetric emergencies; breastfeeding; the health needs of new babies; and involving the community in improving the health of mothers and pregnant women. It also includes new information about treatment and medications for HIV and other STIs; vaccinations, medicines, and drug interactions; infection prevention; improved methods for dealing with complicated deliveries; and on family planning. Originally published in 1995, A Book for Midwives has proven to be a vital resource for practicing midwives and midwifery training programs around the world. Heavily illustrated, clearly written, and developed with the participation of community-based midwives, midwifery trainers, and medical specialists around the world, it is equally useful in a rural village or urban clinic, as a training manual for students or as a reference for an experienced midwife.
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Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist. Her latest piece, KAIROS, derived from her work with the scientific team of the Louvre during 2012-2015, was shown in PROPORTIO at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice for the 2015 Venice Biennale.
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