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Unit of Study MIDW2013 Caring for the Woman with Postnatal Complexities (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify relevant professional and ethical frameworks that underpin midwifery practice when working with women experiencing complex postnatal issues

outline referral and consultation processes, and follow up care and services, for the new mother with complex postnatal issues

identify and discuss physiological challenges that women can experience during the postnatal period

identify and discuss the risk factors for, and midwifery care provided when, women and their baby’s experience psychological complexities and adaptations following birth

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Discussion board20%

Teaching method
Seminar 6 hours (1 day)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Discussion board20%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Darroch, S., Bryant, B., Knights, K., & Rowland, A., 2022, Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 6th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780729544627.
  • De-Vitry Smith, S., & Bayes, S., 2022, Skills for midwifery practice Australian & New Zealand edition, 2nd edn, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: 9780729543798.
  • Pairman, S., Tracy, S. K., Dahlen, H., & Dixon, L., 2022, Midwifery: preparation for practice, 5th edn, Elsevier, Philadelphia, USA. ISBN: 9780729544764.
  • Pollard, M., 2023, Evidence-based Care for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Resource for Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals, 3rd edn, Routledge, Milton. ISBN: 9781032252407.
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