Im­por­tance of post­na­tal care

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - PARENTING -

ANEW fa­ther would be ex­cited to wel­come his wife and their new baby home. Be­sides think­ing about the com­mit­ment and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, he also won­ders, “How is my wife and our baby do­ing?”

Most women who had a vagi­nal birth will sus­tain per­ineal trauma, rang­ing from bruis­ing and tear­ing to epi­siotomy. Early de­tec­tion of per­ineal wound in­fec­tion is an im­por­tant part of a mid­wife’s post­na­tal role. A mid­wife also ad­vises on ways to re­lieve per­ineal pain and pro­mote wound heal­ing.

Ba­bies also can have health is­sues that are dif­fer­ent from older chil­dren and adults, like yel­low­ing of the skin or neona­tal jaun­dice. High level of biliru­bin can dam­age the brain. Early de­tec­tion of neona­tal jaun­dice is, there­fore, cru­cial. All ba­bies should be checked by a health care provider within the first five days un­til two weeks of life to de­tect pos­si­ble jaun­dice.

A mid­wife visi­ta­tion pro­vides the ben­e­fits

High lev­els of biliru­bin can dam­age the brain. Early de­tec­tion of neona­tal jaun­dice is, there­fore, cru­cial.

of one-on-one con­sul­ta­tion, per­sonal ex­am­i­na­tion for your wife and baby and ad­vice on breast­feed­ing tech­niques or chal­lenges.

Find out how you can give your wife the best gift of hav­ing an in-house mid­wife for her post­na­tal care.

Call 03-2181 5183 now or e-mail ser­vices@myflex­health.com or find it on Face­book at face­book.com/MyFlex­Health

En­joy good post-natal care with an ex­pe­ri­enced in-house mid­wife.

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