Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Postpartum care of the mother and newborn: a practical guide

World Health Organization, Maternal and Newborn Health/Safe Motherhood Unit

Publication details

Number of pages: 81
Publication date: 1998
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WQ 500 98PO (English); WHO/RHT/MSM/98.3 (English); WQ 500 98PO-1 (French)



This document reports the outcomes of a technical consultation on the full range of issues relevant to the postpartum period for the mother and the newborn. The report takes a comprehensive view of maternal and newborn needs at a time which is decisive for the life and health both of the mother and her newborn.