NICE postnatal care guideline

postnatal woman

The postnatal period is the time after a woman has given birth. These days and weeks are a special and important time for women, their babies, and the whole family. Every woman has different needs, and each will have different questions and worries during this time. It is important that women see the right professionals at the right time to get the care and advice they need after giving birth.

This Guidelines for Nurses summary for healthcare professionals covers the routine postnatal care that women and their babies should receive in the first 8 weeks after the birth. It includes the organisation and delivery of postnatal care, identifying and managing common and serious health problems in women and their babies, how to help parents form strong relationships with their babies, and baby feeding.

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