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Reclaiming postnatal care

Wray , J 2012, Reclaiming postnatal care , in: Virtual International Day of the Midwife May 5th 2012 MIDWIVES SAVE LIVES, 5.5.12 , Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference .

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Abstract

Julie Wray, Senior Lecturer, Joint Editor The Practising Midwife Journal, University of Salford, UK Reclaiming Postnatal Care Giving birth and the aftercare within the hospital or home setting is one of the most emotive areas of healthcare and one that midwives strive to ensure adheres to the patients requests as much as is possible. However growing evidence shows that for too long postnatal care has been a marginalised topic within research and has become the Cinderella of the childbirth continuum. In fact many women feel abandoned postnatal and are ‘left to get on with it’ alone. Using data from Julie’s most recent study, an ethnography of women’s experiences of care and recovery after birth, which included periods of observations on two postnatal wards in the North West of England and a series of three in-depth interviews of 17 women after birth; once at 2/3 weeks after birth, then again at 3 months and finally at 6/7 months – a lively debate will unfold. Julie will be arguing that midwifery needs to reclaim postnatal care for the benefit of women’s health and wellbeing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Julie Wray
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 15:59
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:28
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22741

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