Sometimes you have to give first aid to women who give birth at home, on a train, on an airplane, and so on. First of all, it is necessary to take care of creating aseptic conditions: thoroughly wash and disinfect hands, sanitize scissors, prepare a sterile bandage, put a strong thread, a ribbon in alcohol (in iodine tincture). After the birth of the baby, the pulsation of the umbilical cord is no longer determined, it is tied with a ribbon of 5-10 cm from the navel in two places, and then between them the umbilical cord is cut. If the child did not breathe, sucking the amniotic fluid from the mouth and nose with a rubber pear, it is necessary to begin artificial respiration. For a detailed method of taking birth, see chap. Obstetrics.