Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care summarises the important developments in postnatal care in relation to recent policy and guidance and relates the recommendations to midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. With contributions from experts in the field, this practical text provides a resource for postnatal service provision in both hospital and community, offering a framework to assist midwives understand the background to care. With a focus on a woman and family centred philosophy, and community engagement models of care, this text explores issues including clinical care within the postnatal period, transition into parenthood, empowering parents, morbidity and postnatal care, the healthy newborn, and engaging vulnerable women and families.
Essential Midwifery Practice: Postnatal Care is one of a series of books that succinctly address the needs of practising midwives on a number of contemporary issues. It includes up to date information on recent policy, including NICE guidelines. It is written by respected experts in the field and focuses on women and family centred care. It is suitable for both hospital and community midwives.
About the Editors
Grace Edwards is Consultant Midwife in Public Health at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Principal Midwifery Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire, England. Sheena Byrom is a Consultant Midwife in Public Health at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, England. Debra Bick is Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is also a visiting professor at Bournemouth University and at the University of Sao Paulo and is Editor in Chief of ‘Midwifery: An international journal’.