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Postnatal vs Postpartum
I wonder, is 'postnatal' now depracated in favour of 'postpartum' ? It appears that all of the relevant conditions refer to 'postpartum' (postpartum depression, postpartum hemorrhage, etc.). Really, I'm stretching to keep things "postnatal" as I write, too.. Tarek 18:13, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
The title Woman care just does not work. Unfortunately, I can't come up with a better one, so could anyone out there who cares and comes up with a better one change to a new and shiny title that befits the topic? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 11:50, 21 February 2008
Monitoring during postnatal period
The last sentence of the first paragraph read "During this time bleeding, bowel and bladder function, and baby care are monitored."
Somebody deleted care; I reverted the unexplained deletion - is it not common to monitor mothers care for the infant? Why is the assertion being made that care is not monitored?
Monitoring the infants care is clear enough - is the mother able to feed it, take care of it, etc. What does monitoring the baby mean? Otherwise the sentence is fairly specific - monitoring of functions, checking for abnormal bleeding. But what is monitoring the baby - if it is to be added it should be made more explicit. Zodon (talk) 04:21, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
- Little regarding monitoring the baby's care is undertaken. Most of the monitoring is of the baby's health. Is the baby feeding enough? Is it putting on weight? Has it any jaundice? Has it done a meconium poo? How is the umbilical stub healing etc? I'll find you a reference. Gillyweed (talk) 06:37, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
- Made it more specific to monitoring the babie's health. How is that? I don't have ready access to the reference indicated, what does it say to indicate that monitoring of woman's ability to care for newborn is not part of postnatal care in western hospitals. How authoritative is this source to characterize care in all western societies (vs. specifically Australia). Perhaps this aspect varies significantly from country to country? Zodon (talk) 01:40, 24 December 2008 (UTC)