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Contemporary Challenges in Postnatal Care

ISBN: 978-1-83768-225-6

Tanya Connell

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Tanya Connell

Auckland University of Technology,
New Zealand

Dr. Tanya Connel studied nursing at the University of Technology Sydney, and midwifery at the University of Western Sydney. She completed her Ph.D., "Psychosocial Assessment and Depression Screening in Private Obstetric Care," from the University of Sydney. She is a UWS Maternal and Child Health Research Node and AMAA (Australian Breastfeeding Association) member with a 19-year University teaching career.






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Contemporary Challenges in Postnatal Care
Contemporary Challenges in Postnatal Care

Postnatal pertains to the mother and child after birth. This book will explore the current and emerging challenges facing women, their children, and families over the postnatal period, from birth through to the first 6 weeks (42 days), an intense social, psychological, and emotional transition period for the mother/child dyad and family. From a social and public health perspective, we will explore the history and epidemiology of the postnatal period mapping the onset and provision of care from a global context. We will look at gender, diversity, and inclusion in the provision of postnatal care and the key public health issues today, such as mental health and young child and infant feeding. This book will aim to provide the reader with an overview of the emerging contemporary issues facing women and their families today as they become parents. It will be an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate health and medical professionals, and social scientists, sociologists interested in family, reproductive, and maternal health.

This book aims at increasing awareness and promoting scientific research in support of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals programme. IntechOpen is a member of the UN SDG Publishers Compact.


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