The birth of a child is usually a wonderful and exciting event.
Despite the occasional magazine or newspaper article
extolling the virtues of having a child at home with
an experienced midwife in attendance, we are still
generally conditioned to having the baby in a
hospital complete with attending physician.
Sometimes, however, the baby decides to be born
before the mother can get to the hospital. In such a
case, you may be called upon to assist in the birth.
Birth is a natural process with the mother doing the
delivering and someone else, perhaps you, assisting
in the delivery. Also, as much as children are
wanted, there are times when some adults lose
control and abuse a child. You need to know
something about child abuse in case you find
yourself examining a child you suspect has been
This course deals with childbirth outside a medical treatment facility, pediatric emergencies, and child abuse. A lesson on the female and male reproductive systems is included to allow you to review these systems. Your attention to learning the material given in this course prepares you to deal with situations involving childbirth.
Select a lesson to begin:
|David L. Heiserman, Editor||
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