Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
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Midwifery Essentials: Postnatal - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource


'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.
Postnatal Volume:

1. Introduction

2. Postnatal care: principles and practice

3. Care of the baby at birth

4. Examination of the newborn

5. Hospital postnatal care

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
Helen Baston, BA(Hons), MMedSci, PhD, PGDipEd, ADM, RN, RM, Consultant Midwife Public Health; Supervisor of Midwives, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Honorary Researcher / lecturer, University of Sheffield; Honorary Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University. and Jenny Hall, EdD MSc RN RM ADM PGDip(HE) SFHEA, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK


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