In-house mid­wife for post­na­tal care

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - PARENTING -

Afa­ther will be ex­cited to wel­come home his wife and their new baby. Be­sides think­ing about his fi­nan­cial plans, his ca­reer paths, the com­mit­ment and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, he would also won­der, “how is my wife and our baby do­ing?”

Most women who go through nat­u­ral birth will sus­tain per­ineal trauma, rang­ing from bruis­ing, tear­ing to epi­siotomy.

early de­tec­tion of per­ineal wound in­fec­tion is an im­por­tant part of a mid­wife’s post­na­tal role. the mid­wife also of­fers ad­vice to women who have just given birth on ways to re­lieve per­ineal pain and pro­mote wound heal­ing.

Ba­bies too, can have health is­sues such as some yel­low­ing of the skin or neonatal jaun­dice. high lev­els of biliru­bin can dam­age the brain. there­fore, early de­tec­tion of neonatal jaun­dice is cru­cial.

all ba­bies should be seen by a health care provider within the first five days un­til they are two weeks old to check for pos­si­ble jaun­dice.

Mid­wife visi­ta­tion pro­vides the ben­e­fits of one-on-one con­sul­ta­tion, per­sonal ex­am­i­na­tions for your wife, your baby. She will also ad­vise new moth­ers on breast­feed­ing tech­niques or chal­lenges.

find out how you can give your wife good post­na­tal care with the help of an in-house mid­wife.

for more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-2181 5183. e-mail ad­min@myflex­ or log on to My flex health’s face­book page at face­­Health.

A mid­wife of­fers one-on-one con­sul­ta­tion and per­sonal ex­am­i­na­tions for new moth­ers and new­borns. She will also give ad­vice to new moth­ers on breast­feed­ing tech­niques or chal­lenges.

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