Postnatal care (PNC) is the care of the mom and her newborn immediately after birth and during the first six weeks of life. This period marks the start of a new phase in family life for women and their partners and the start of life-long documents for newborns.
Although the postnatal period is easy for most women and infants, effective postnatal care (PNC) also includes identifying deviations from expected recovery after delivery, as well as timely assessment and intervention. You can find findbest postnatal care services via www.jacarandamaternity.co.ke/postnatal-care-and-family-planning.
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The main concern is that less than 6% of Ethiopian women deliver in a healthcare facility and no more than 10% receive follow-up care within two days of delivery. Therefore, your role as a health practitioner is very essential in improving this situation, identifying the signs of danger, and reducing the adverse consequences for both mother and newborn.
As in all countries, the postnatal period is often shaped by certain cultural practices. Recognizing the cultural beliefs and practices in your community is essential for proper postpartum care.
In this first training session, you will learn why follow-up care is important and the importance of optimal community involvement and participation in PNC. We briefly summarize some of the methods you can use to mobilize the community and how you can partner with a primary caregiver who can help you care for your newborn mother and baby.