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Nursing Care During The Postpartum Period [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2017; 48(4): 183-189 | DOI: 10.16948/zktipb.267263

Nursing Care During The Postpartum Period

Çiğdem Şimşek, Tuğba Yılmaz Esencan
Zeynep Kamil Obstetrics and Pediatrics Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul

Puerperium or the postpartum period includes the period of psychological and physical changes in pregnancy and the childbirth process. This process begins immediately after the birth of the placenta and membranes, until the mother’s body returns to its condition prior to the pregnancy, or until around 6-8 weeks (42 days). Until the end of this period, the mother and the family should act in accordance with the requirements of the nursing care process, which is very important for the healthy management of the postpartum condition. The purpose of
end-natal care, monitoring closely the consideration of factors that impact on the health of new mothers who have been postpartum,
breastfeeding and parenting skills trainers and assuming the role of supporter is to protect both mother and baby’s health. This care involves wide areas like community and social care as well as special areas such as newborn care. In this context postpartum nursing care practices constitute an important part of the care given by the women’s health nurses.

Keywords: postpartum period, nursing care, management of postpartum period

Çiğdem Şimşek, Tuğba Yılmaz Esencan. Nursing Care During The Postpartum Period. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2017; 48(4): 183-189

Corresponding Author: Tuğba Yılmaz Esencan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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