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Originally published in 1995, A Book for Midwives/Un libro para parteras has proved a vital resource for midwifery training programs and for practicing midwives around the world. This new 2007 edition preserves the original book's clear language, medical accuracy, and focus on simple, low-cost treatments, but has been reorganized and extensively revised to better support care during labor and management of obstetric emergencies. The new book has also been expanded to cover lifesaving reproductive health information, and recognize the broader role of midwives in providing women s health care. With updated information on HIV/AIDS in pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, preventing infection, and family planning, Un libro para parteras also includes new chapters on pelvic exams, IUD insertion and removal, helping a woman when a pregnancy ends early, and manual vacuum aspiration. 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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Hesperian Health Guides, formerly known as Hesperian Foundation, is a nongovernmental non-profit organization publishing health guides for trained and untrained people to care for themselves and others.
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