How to measure her pulse rate
Wait until the woman is resting and relaxed
Put the pads of two fingers on the pulse
Do not use your thumbs
Count the number of beats in the mother's pulse for one minute. use a watch or clock.
If you don't have a watch with a second hand, check the pulse if its slow, normal or fast compared with your own pulse.
The pulse rate is normal when it is about 60 to 80 beats a minute when the woman is resting.
The pulse rate is high when it is 100 or more beats a minute when the woman is resting.
- Stress, fear, or depression
- An infection like malaria
- Bladder infection, or infection of the uterus
- Heavy bleeding
- Thyroid trouble
- Heart trouble