Postnatal Notes for Mother
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Version 21.1 - January 2021
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The Postnatal Notes for Mother are to be used in conjunction with Postnatal Notes for Baby. The dual documents ensure support of the mother-baby dyad whilst acknowledging that mother and baby are individuals. When a mother is bereaved, an alternative booklet is available; to review the Bereavement notes click here. Where the baby is with carers other than the mother, the Postnatal Notes for Baby booklet stays with the baby. At the end of the period of midwifery care, each booklet should be returned to the unit for filing.

Summary of changes to version 21.1M (January 2021)

Page 1-2: No changes.

Page 3: Difficult/traumatic birth added to mother alerts and key to risk

Page 4: No changes made.

Page 5: Debrief section included. Prompts to have a discussion with the mother prior to going home e.g. following any operative delivery, future pregnancies/birth.

Page 6-15: No changes made.

Page 16: Discharge from midwifery care updated to include coping with a crying baby strategies discussed, and any leaflets issued.

Page 17-18: No changes made.

Version updated to 21.1 January 2021.

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