It is vital that healthcare practitioners understand the psychological impact of childbirth when caring for women. This accessible guide is designed to improve the care that women receive and, as a result, public health outcomes related to maternal and infant wellbeing. With the right knowledge, skill and techniques, practitioners can do so much more.
This book outlines how clinicians can offer practical support to women after birth. Listening to women after childbirth:
Drawing together theoretical knowledge, evidence, practical skills and women’s narratives to help clinicians understand the psychology of childbirth and support women, it is of significant value to all healthcare practitioners engaged in maternity services.
1. Transition to motherhood 2. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-Understanding the iceberg 3. Communication Skills: How to listen 4. Birth Afterthoughts-a stepped care model 5. Therapeutic Interventions-the next step 6. Supporting women in their next pregnancy 7. Promoting Staff resilience 8. Using narratives to inform practice