'Postnatal' is the fourth title in the Midwifery Essentials series and explores contemporary postnatal care for women and their families, exploring the role of the midwife as a member of the multi-professional team. This book thoroughly prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred postnatal care for mothers and their babies.
The postnatal examination of the woman, and the baby check
Care of the baby in the immediate postnatal period
The features of the normal neonate
The newborn clinical examination
Hospital postnatal care and caesarean section
The role of the community midwife and emotional wellbeing
Postnatal fertility control
Issues involved in supporting the woman to feed her baby.
6. Post-operative care following a caesarean birth
7. Postnatal care in the community
8. Emotional wellbeing following birth
9. Fertility control advice after birth
10. Supporting the mother to feed her baby
By Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Lead Midwife for Education; Supervisor of Midwives, Mother & Infant Research Unit, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK and Jennifer Hall, MSc, ADM, PGDip(HE), RN, RM, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Clinical Editor, The Practising Midwife