Supporting Postnatal Women Into Motherhood

Supporting Postnatal Women Into Motherhood

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New mothers' feelings of isolation and anxiety that can often accompany the birth of a baby can trigger postnatal depression. If health and social care professionals, counsellors and therapists can find the right ways through groupwork to support women at this time, they can help them overcome these feelings. This book describes setting up and managing a discussion group for new mothers to provide support and introduce women to others at the same life stage in a safe environment. It shows how facilitating this structured activity can be positive and empowering for all concerned. It is practical and stimulating reading for everyone involved professionally with postnatal women. Contents 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-esteemAntenatal and postnatal care in the United Kingdom (UK) follows three National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines: 1 Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman, CG6 2003 2 Routine postnatal care of womenanbsp;...

Title:Supporting Postnatal Women Into Motherhood
Author:Lynn Bertram
Publisher:Radcliffe Publishing - 2008


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