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Post-Natal Care for Families – What a Family Practitioner Should Know

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2016.0408-0413

Post-Natal Care for Families – What a Family Practitioner Should Know

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Jost Steinhäuser

Keywords: post-natal care post-natal mother newborn general medicine family medicine

Summary: The post-natal phase plays a central role in the formation of young families. The family practitioner (FP) – as a low threshold medical specialist for the whole family – should be available as a competent contact person for families during this time. Because of the expected increasing number of gaps in the care provided by midwives in some regions, the need for FP post natal phase consultations in these areas will increase. Therefore a basic knowledge of the physiological changes in mother and child as well as in the preventive approach to post-natal care is important for FPs.


(State: 17.10.2016)

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