1st Edition

Supporting Postnatal Women into Motherhood A Guide to Therapeutic Groupwork for Health Professionals

By Lynn Bertram Copyright 2000

    This book will assist doctors pharmacists midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing summarises the known effects of widely used drugs and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy. It is fully referenced and complements other sources of information such as that in the British National Formulary.

    Background and preparations for a postnatal group. The world of motherhood. Maternal health. Planning the group. Managing the group. Expectations and reality. Roles of motherhood. Changes in relationships. Parenting style. Focus on feelings. Building self-esteem.


    The author isis aPractice Counsellor, West Sussex, UK