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. 1922 Excerpt: ...the perineum, to receive the blood which escapes during the third stage. This is partly to protect the bed, but chiefly that the blood may ...Read MoreThis 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. 1922 Excerpt: ...the perineum, to receive the blood which escapes during the third stage. This is partly to protect the bed, but chiefly that the blood may be measured, as in no other way can it be ascertained how much the patient loses. A loss of 600 cubic centimetres or more is regarded as a hemorrhage. Immediate Caxe of the Child. After the baby has been brought safely into the world, it is of greatest possible importance to make sure that it begins its separate existence by cry Fia. 85.--Baby's head appearing at the vulva at the height of a pain. (This and succeeding pictures of a normal delivery are from photographs taken at Johns Hopkins Hospital.) ing lustily, in order fully to expand its lungs. This provides for oxygenation of its blood, which has taken place, until now, through the placental circulation. In many cases the baby cries satisfactorily without aid, but not infrequently must be stimulated to do so. In all instances the first step is to clear the air Fig. 86--Advance of the head indicated by stretching of the vulva and perineum. Fig. 88.--Birth of the head immediately followed by external rotation. passages of the mucus lodged in the mouth and throat, by some one of the mahy approved methods. One is by means of a piece of wet sterile gauze wrapped about the little finger, and wiped gently about in the back part of the baby's mouth (Fig. 89), Fio. 89.--Wiping mucus from baby's mouth with gauze wrapped about little finger. though many doctors object to this procedure for fear of abrading the very delicate mucous membrane, no matter how lightly it is done. They prefer to hold the baby by its feet, with the head hanging down and the neck sharply curved backward, when by gravity the mucus will drop out of the mouth; or, holding the baby by the feet, to run the...Read Less
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