A Manual of Midwifery

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Henry Renshaw, 1871 - Electronic books - 487 pages
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Page 346 - without it. The lower part of the same side of the trunk presses on the perineum, with the breech either in the hollow of the sacrum or at the brim of the pelvis, ready to descend into it ; and, by a few further uterine efforts, the remainder of the trunk, with the lower extremities, is expelled.
Page 72 - so that when the blood of the mother flows into the placenta through the curling arteries of the uterus, it passes into a large sac formed by the inner coat of the vascular system of the mother, which is intersected in many thousands of different directions by the placental tufts projecting into it like fringes, and pushing its thin
Page 244 - time, pressure by the outer hand should be exerted on the cephalic end of the child. This will bring down the head close to the os ; then let the head be received upon the tips of the inside
Page 244 - out the position of the fœtus, and the direction of the head and feet. Should the shoulder, for instance, present, then push it with one or two fingers on the top in the direction of the feet. At the
Page 244 - The head will play like a ball between the two hands ; it will be under their command, and can be placed in almost any part at will. Let the head then be placed over the os, taking care to rectify any
Page 279 - the mother's soft parts are subjected to pressure and contusion. The child's head, imperfectly reduced in bulk, is forcibly dragged down upon the narrow pelvis, the intervening soft parts being liable to be bruised, crushed, and even perforated. And this danger, obviously rising in proportion to the extent of the pelvic contraction, together with the bulk of the
Page 421 - be excited by the presence of various unhealthy matters in the blood, circulating with this fluid, and determined upon particular portions of the venous system ; 5, that the origin of the disease is therefore to be sought for rather in a vitiation of the circulating fluid than in any local injury, inflammation, or disease of the veins. Dr.

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