The fourth book in this Midwifery Essentials Series covers midwifery care in the Postnatal period, considering: postnatal care principles and practice guidelines, care of the baby at birth, examination of the newborn, hospital postnatal care, postoperative care following a caesarean, postnatal care in the community, emotional wellbeing following birth, fertility control advice following birth, and supporting mothers to feed their baby.
This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (Basics, Antenatal, Labour, Postnatal, Infant Feeding) which provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules.
England 2nd edition June 2017