Postpartum Care Plan Nursing
The postpartum care plan is a document that outlines the steps that your healthcare providers expect you to take after giving birth. This is an important document to be familiar with before going into labor, as it can help you feel comfortable about what to expect after delivery.
Postpartum care is the care you receive after delivery.
Postpartum care is the care you receive after delivery. Postpartum care can include physical, emotional and psychological needs.
It is important to follow your postpartum care instructions from your health professional. It may include rest, good nutrition, protection from infections and physical activity which helps to restore strength in the abdomen area that was stretched during birth.
How postpartum care works
Your doctor will give you a postpartum care plan after delivery. This document outlines the instructions for taking care of yourself following childbirth, as well as what to expect once you arrive home with your newborn baby. It should include:
- Instructions for breastfeeding and pumping breast milk if that’s part of your postpartum care plan
- Information about bleeding and discharge (if any), including how often it should occur
- Instructions on maintaining proper nutrition, so that both you and your baby are getting enough nutrients
Postpartum care instructions
- Don’t forget to take your prenatal vitamins daily.
- Don’t forget to eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products for the first six months following birth.
- Don’t forget to drink plenty of water every day (about eight cups per day) – as dehydration can cause headaches or even more serious health problems like postpartum depression!
- Don’t forget to exercise regularly during pregnancy as well as after delivery – this will help you heal faster from childbirth and keep you fit overall! However if you have any concerns with exercising while pregnant or after delivery please talk with your doctor first before doing so because some activities may be unsafe depending on what stage you are currently at in terms of your pregnancy/postnatal period.”
Postpartum instructions for breastfeeding mothers
- How to breastfeed:
a. Position your newborn so that her head is supported on your arm, and not by the pillow or bedding. This will help prevent flat spots and promote healthy facial development.
b. Your baby will feed best when she has an open mouth and relaxed lips; if necessary, gently pull up on her lower lip to encourage this position (this should not be done during feeding). Her eyes should be closed during feeding as well so that milk doesn’t drip into them, which can lead to infection or even blindness later in life!
c. If you’re having trouble getting your baby to latch onto the breast or keep a good latch while feeding — especially after having had a cesarean birth — try using a lactation aid like the Medela Supplemental Nursing System (SNS), which allows you to supplement feedings with formula while working toward establishing breastfeeding exclusively
It’s important to be comfortable with your postpartum care plan before you go into labor.
Most women are not prepared for what they will experience after giving birth. It is important to be comfortable with your postpartum care plan before you go into labor. You need to know what to expect, what questions to ask and what services you may need.
I hope this article has been helpful in understanding what postpartum care is and how to get it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your next appointment!