This book provides cutting edge information on safe motherhood in a global context. The chapters focus on research, program development and implementation, and policy dealing with various aspects of pregnancy, labor and delivery. Safe motherhood is a critical issue since healthy, safe motherhood is the prerequisite for a healthy, productive society. Writing about the situation in their countries, the authors are from Eastern Europe, America, Asia and Africa and are academic scholars and health practitioners. The book is multidisciplinary with scholars from sociology, gender studies, economics, social policy, social geography, population management and political science. Topics include lactation policy and misunderstandings of lactations in African countries and in the United States; postnatal stress disorder that is either understudied or not considered as a problem in many developing countries; potential causes of a decline of maternal health in democratizing states; the effect of geographical environment on reproductive health; and revelation of mysteries of consequences of pre-birth pain in the early life of children. Case studies provide examples of successful model programs. Solutions offered are based on utilizing available resources and technology in ways that maximize education and training of local health professionals and family members.
This book was published as a special issue of Marriage and Family Review.
Selby, the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, is one splendiferous pooch.What other dog could scale the glass walls of the world's tallest skyscraper, save a shipload of passengers from certain death, match wits with an all-powerful Evil Genius who is out to tell Selby's secret, become a star radio shock jock, and take on the world's top soccer star at his own game?And just when Selby thinks that he's in the clear at last, along comes his greatest challenge - Frank, the mind-scrambling robot monster ...This twelfth collection of stories in the bestselling Selby series is guaranteed to blow your mind and leave you gasping with laughter.Ages 7-12