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: ... be better to leave this for the doctor or nurse for this reason: Childbed fever is the result of introducing infective material into the ...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: ... be better to leave this for the doctor or nurse for this reason: Childbed fever is the result of introducing infective material into the vagina. Remember that. If no germs gain entrance, there will be no childbed fever. When your baby came quickly and there was a rush of water, your vagina was well washed out. If you and your friend keep fingers and everything else away from the vaginal outlet and the area immediately surrounding it, it will remain clean and you need not worry about the possibility of infection. Perhaps I have given more space to all of this than seems warrantable, but I want you to know just what is going on so that you will not be worried. And also, in order that you will not make trouble for yourself by trying to do something when all that you really need do is to lie still, as comfortably as possible, keep your hand on the uterus and knead it enough to keep it hard. If your friend can slip out the wet sheet and put a dry one in its place, without your having to turn over, you will be just that much more comfortable, but the doctor will attend to everything else when he comes. Next the baby. Presumably he is lying there on the foot of the bed, all safe and sound, trying to get used to the new order of things. He is probably making his presence known by crying lustily and though the day may come when that sound will not be altogether pleasant, it is nothing short of music to you now, for you have been waiting a long time to hear it. The baby has come from a very warm place and has suddenly undergone the most abrupt change in his entire mode of living that he will ever experience, so the transition should be made as easy for him as possible. There are two things which he must do immediately, that your body has been doing for him. He must ...Read Less
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