For new students the language and concepts of midwifery care can at first be daunting. This book helps students to understand the expectations of midwifery training in relation to normal midwifery practice. It covers the basics of midwifery care including professional practice, frameworks informing midwifery care, key concepts and philosophies of care, communication and care skills, antenatal care, normal labor and birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and breastfeeding, as well as a brief introduction to medicines management in normal midwifery care. The book is designed to work alongside first taught modules in midwifery, and underpin training in subsequent years. Key Features • Reflects the latest practice approaches, issues and evidence • Links theory to practice through case studies and problem based learning • Activities help develop key skills such as decision making and critical thinking • Links knowledge to the NMC Standards and ESCs required for registration

Ongoing Antenatal Care

Ongoing Antenatal Care

Ongoing antenatal care
Sam Chenery-Morris

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Effective Midwifery Practice

Determine and provide programmes of care and support for women which:

  • are appropriate to the needs, contexts, culture and choices of women, babies and their families;
  • are made in partnership with women;
  • are ethical;
  • are based on best evidence and clinical judgement;
  • involve other healthcare professionals when this will improve health outcomes.

This will include consideration of:

  • plans for birth;
  • place of birth;
  • plans for feeding babies;
  • needs for postnatal support;
  • preparation for parenthood needs.

Complete, store and retain records of practice which:

  • are accurate, legible and continuous;
  • detail the reasoning behind any actions taken;
  • contain the information necessary for the record's purpose.

Records will include:

  • biographical details of women and babies;
  • assessments made, outcomes of assessments and action taken as a ...
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