Post-natal hospital and home care

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

This course shows the execution of a systematic childbirth visit as well as the planning of childbed care from the initial clinical interview to the last necessary visit. Monitoring of physical as well as psychological adaption processes are taught. Furthermore organisation of freelance childbed care by midwives and professional networking will be discussed.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to structure, organise and execute adequate postnatal care in physiological cases. They recognize discrepances to physiology and act accordingly. Through professional guidance and resource orientated support they encourage mother’s physical and psychosocial independence and wellbeing.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Berner Fachhochschule/Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (Hg.) (2014): Skills für Hebammen 4. Wochenbett. Bern: hep.

Bick, Debra/McArthur, Christine/Knowles, Helena/Winter, Heather (2004): Evidenzbasierte Wochenbettbetreuung und –pflege. Praxishandbuch für Hebammen und Pflegende. Bern: Huber.

Harder, Ulrike (Hg.) (2011): Wochenbettbetreuung in der Klinik und zu Hause. 3. Auflage. Stuttgart: Hippokrates.

Heller, Angela (2015): Nach der Geburt. Wochenbett und Rückbildung. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart/New York: Thieme.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2015): Postnatal care. Quality standard [QS37]. Abgerufen am 03.06.2019 unter https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs37.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2015): Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth. Clinical guideline [CG37]. Abgerufen am 03.06.2019 unter https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg37/chapter/1-Recommendations.

Stiefel, Andrea/Geist, Christine/Harder, Ulrike (Hg.) (2013): Hebammenkunde. Lehrbuch für Schwangerschaft, Geburt, Wochenbett und Beruf. 5. Auflage. Stuttgart: Hippokrates.

Mode of delivery

Presentations, group work, simulation practice.

Assessment methods and criteria

Paper, simulation exam.