Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
A clear summary of NICE guidance on the routine postnatal care of women and their babies, including giving information and advice to women postnatally.
Key priorities for implementation
- A documented, individualised postnatal care plan should be developed with the woman ideally in the antenatal period or as soon as possible after birth. This should include:
- relevant factors from the antenatal, intrapartum and immediate postnatal period
- details of the healthcare professionals involved in her care and that of her baby, including roles and contact details
- plans for the postnatal period