A new mother has to be provided with certain important tips in maintaining herself and new born child.
The importance of an Attendant to be nearby the mother for 24 hours
Recommended timing of postnatal visits.
The right eating habbits & nutritional advice and the food to avoid of new mother
The importance of having adequate rest & sleep
Advice regarding postpartum bleeding, when it is considered normal or excessive
What are the danger sign for mother and baby
Personal Hygiene & care of episiotomy
Advice regarding resuming of sexual relations & importance of birth spacing
Care over breastfeeding & breast care
Advice over immunization schedule of new born
|I visit||within 1 week|
|II visit||after two weeks|
|III visit||between 4 – 6 weeks|
Advise the mother and family to seek care immediately, day or night. They should not wait if the baby has any of these signs:
Difficulty in breathing or in drawing
Yellow palms and soles of feet
Difficulty feeding (poor attachment, not suckling well)
Is taking less than 8 feeds in 24 hours
Ulcers or thrush (white patches) in the mouth - explain that this is different from normal breast milk in the mouth
Irritated cord with pus or blood
Yellow eyes or skin.
Pus coming from the eyes or skin pustules
She should go to the hospital or health centre immediately, day or night.
SHE SHOULD NOT WAIT if she has any of the following danger signs:
Vaginal bleeding has increased
Fast or difficult breathing
Fever and too weak to get out of bed
Severe headaches with blurred vision
Calf pain, redness or swelling; shortness of breath or chest pain.
Swollen, red or tender breasts or nipples
Problems urinating, or leaking
Infection in the area of the wound (redness, swelling, pain, or pus in wound site)
Smelly vaginal discharge
Severe depression or suicidal behaviour (ideas, plan or attempt)
Increased pain or infection in the perineum