Pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care: A guide for essential practice
Author(s)/Editor(s): World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, The World Bank
Publisher/Organizer: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 186
Language: English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian
This guide provides evidence-based recommendations to guide health-care professionals in the management of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period, and post abortion, and newborns during their first weeks of life. It is a guide for clinical decision-making. It facilitates the collection, analysis, classification and use of relevant information by suggesting key questions, essential observations and/or examinations, and by recommending appropriate research-based interventions. It supports the early detection of complications and the initiation of early and appropriate treatment, including timely referral, if necessary.