In the following chapters, we give instructions for giving
injections and IVs, for checking dilation in labor, and for speeding
a labor that is going slowly. Two chapters tell how to help women
use family planning and how to treat women who have sexually
We also explain how to give a woman a pelvic exam to look for
signs of infection or cancer. Other chapters describe how to help a
woman who wants to use an IUD for family planning, and how to
help a woman who is having problems after a pregnancy ends early.
One of the most important tasks of a midwife is deciding
when and how to get help. No one can solve all health problems
on her own. Chapter 24 gives ideas about working with medical
centers, hospitals, and other health workers so women can have
safe care in emergencies.
Working together, and listening to each other,
midwives, nurses, doctors, and other health workers
can make sure all women get the care they need.
Finally, Chapter 25 gives ideas for making homemade equipment
and teaching tools.