How to use this book
To find information, use the Contents, the Index, or the Tabs.
The Contents at the beginning of this book list the name of each chapter in the
order in which it appears. Contents of each chapter are also listed at the beginning
of that chapter.
The Index, or the yellow pages at the back of this book, lists all the topics
covered in this book in the order of the alphabet (a, b, c, d...).
Each page in this book has a number at the bottom. To find a chapter or topic
in this book, find it in the contents or index, and then turn to the page number
listed next to it.
Tabs on the right-hand pages separate most of the book into 5 sections.
You can quickly find the information on staying healthy, infection prevention,
pregnancy, labor and birth (including postpartum), and on other health skills,
by turning to the sections labeled with those tabs.
Warnings, medicines, and notes
Warnings, medicines, and notes are separate from the main text.
Warning boxes show very important information. When you see this kind of
box, you must take action to avoid danger.
WARNING! Do not insert an IUD for a woman who has
signs of infection. The infection can spread to the womb.
Medicine boxes show how to give medicines.
Read these boxes very carefully, and always look in
the green medicines pages starting on page 463
before giving a medicine.
These pictures show how
the medicines in the box
are given — in this case
To lower a fever
• give 500 to 1000 mg paracetamol ������������������������������by mouth, every
4 to 6 hours.
Notes show information that is useful, but not directly connected with the
information around it.
Note: Clean hands do not stay clean for long. If you touch anything
other than the mother’s genitals, you must wash again.
A Book for Midwives (2010)