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

The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

The Role of the Midwife in Postnatal Care

The role of the midwife in postnatal care
Sam Chenery-Morris

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education

This chapter will address the following competencies:

Domain: Effective Midwifery Practice

Work in partnership with women and other care providers during the postnatal period to provide seamless care and interventions which:

  • are appropriate to the woman's assessed needs, context and culture;
  • promote her continuing health and well-being;
  • are evidence based;
  • are consistent with the management of risk;
  • are undertaken by the midwife because she is the person best placed to do them and is competent to act;
  • draw on the skills of others to optimise health outcomes and resource use.

Care will include:

  • providing support and advice to women as they start to feed and care for the baby;
  • providing post-operative care for women ...
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