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Postnatal Care

Maternity services are stretched. You probably see examples of it every day. New mothers are sent home too early. They find feeding difficult and aren’t getting enough help. They’re in pain, or unsure of how to care for their babies. And Midwives & Maternity teams feel frustrated and helpless under the increasing pressure.


These early weeks are crucial for every new family. The support you can give them as a midwife or maternity team has a huge impact on their long-term physical and emotional wellbeing. But there simply aren’t enough midwives or resources to give the time, attention and postnatal care that every family needs and should be entitled to. It needs to be addressed.


The RCM is pushing to Protect Maternity Services, we want better funding and more resources to relieve the pressures you’re feeling. And we want to help mothers understand the care they should be getting. We are producing a series of mini reports looking into different aspects which relate to, or are affected by the shortage of resource whilst caring for women in the postnatal period.

Download the report here - Maternal mental health
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Read our latest #PressurePoints report:


> Infant feeding - Supporting parent choice


Our latest report looks into the experiences of Midwives, Maternity Support Workers, Student Midwives and Mothers around the issues of infant feeding in the postnatal period. You can download and read the report by clicking on the image to the right.


> Maternal mental health - Improving emotional wellbeing in postnatal care


Our first report looks into the experiences of Midwives, Maternity Support Workers, Student Midwives and Mothers around the issues of maternal mental health in the postnatal period. You can download and read the report by clicking on the image to the left.


> 24 hour signs & symptoms - Advising on the potentially life-threatening signs in postnatal care

Our second report looks into the experiences of Midwives, Maternity Support Workers, Student Midwives and Mothers around the issues of advising on the potentially life-threatening sign in postnatal care. You can download and read the report by clicking on the image to the left







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