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The roles of team members who provide postnatal care.

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Emma Carter

on 1 May 2015

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The roles of team members who provide postnatal care.
Why is Postnatal Care important?
To ensure the best health and wellbeing outcomes for the mother, baby and family.

Breastfeeding Support Worker
Health Visitor
offer advice on family health and minor illnesses.
conduct new birth visits including advice on feeding, weaning and dental health.
physical and developmental checks.
providing families with specific support on subjects such as postnatal depression.

General Practioner (GP)
6 week postnatal check:

Routine checks
Cervical Screening Test
Rubella Vaccination
Haemoglobin levels
Glucose Tolerance Test
Emotional Wellbeing
Pelvic Floor Exercises

How should Postnatal Care be offered?
Collaborative Working with Multidisciplinary Teams
Ongoing additional support
* Referring families to specialists
* Arranging access to support groups
* Organising practical support
Health Visitor Implementation Plan
The new vision offers 4 levels of service:
* Your Community
* Universal Services
* Universal Plus
* Universal Partnership Plus
Pressure Points
What do you think?

NCT. (2010).
NCT breastfeeding support services - the evidence.
Retrieved from https://www.nct.org.uk/sites/default/files/related_documents/BFCEvaluationReportFINALWITHOUTBLEED2_0.pdf

NCT. (2012).
Six week postnatal check-up.
Retrieved from http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/your-six-week-postnatal-check

NHS. (2015).
What do health visitors do?
Retrieved from http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/nursing/careers-in-nursing/health-visiting/what-do-health-visitors-do/

NICE. (2014).
Postnatal Care.
Retrieved from https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg37

RCM. (2014).
Pressure Points - Postnatal care planning.
Retrieved from https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Pressure%20Points%20-%20Postnatal%20Care%20Planning%20-%20Web%20Copy.pdf

Routine postnatal care should be offered to all women in the first 6-8 weeks after birth.

An individual care pathway should be developed with the mother to ensure continuity and to detect any deviation from expected recovery.
Breastfeeding Support
Social Worker
Health Visitor

Received appropriate training.
Have breastfed their own babies.
Have greater knowledge and skills.
Provide emotional and esteem support.
Actively listen in a non-judgmental way.
Provide a woman-centred approach.
What does this mean for midwives?
A survey of women's views of the postnatal care they received
The findings highlighted:

*50% did not discuss a care plan.
*40% felt unsupported when leaving the hospital.
*34% required extra visits for feeding support.
*4% received full continuity of care.
*68% of midwives were not fully aware of the relevant NICE guidelines.
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