Postnatal Care

As the roller coaster ride you hopped on comes to an end, there are miscellaneous things to be taken care of. The first few hours and days after delivery are the riskiest for both mothers and their newborns. That is why utter care should to given to both. While most people focus more on the pregnancy care on the nine months of pregnancy, postnatal care or postpartum care is important too. The postpartum period begins right after the delivery and lasts to about six to eight weeks.

What is Postnatal Care?

Postnatal care or PNC is specialized care for the mother that starts within an hour after the delivery and lasts through the following six to eight weeks. The care includes the prevention, elimination, early detection and cure of health complications (if any), counselling on breastfeeding, immunization, an interactive session on the importance of birth spacing and maternal nutrition, etc.

After the delivery, the mother goes through many changes that can be physical and emotional while they learn to take care of their newborn. Therefore, postpartum or postnatal care involves getting proper rest, nutrition, and vaginal care for the mother for a quicker recovery.

Why is Postnatal Care important?

Postnatal care for women is essential after the delivery, keeping labour and birth in account. It is designed according to a woman’s individual needs and preferences and aims to create a supportive environment for the new mother and her baby where even the families are involved. Here, the families are guided by professionals to take care of the mother, and the baby and also the mothers are taught how to care for her baby and themselves.

An essential element to postnatal care is midwifery care. If everything is well with the mother and the baby and depending on the type of birth, she is discharged home between 6-24 hours after delivery to the care of the community midwifery team. The midwives and/or the support workers are helping the mother adjust to her life with the new baby, helping her with feeding and baby care as well as giving her emotional support. A few of the postnatal midwifery services include:

  • Assists the mother with breastfeeding
  • Advice and supports the mother throughout the postnatal care
  • Provides physical and emotional support to the new mother
  • Will arrange for the full examination of baby, screening tests and hearing test if required

Another important factor is the routine checkups after the delivery. Post delivery the woman is discharged to the care of the GP and Health Visitor by day 4-10 following birth if the emotional and physical condition of the other is stabilized. But it does not end here. A regular visit to the healthcare specialist is essential to rule out or treat any health-related issues. The healthcare specialist will formulate a healthcare plan according to the mother and her baby’s individual needs and these plans are communicated to all relevant professional groups that are involved in the mother and the baby’s care. You can trust Motherhood for this. Our team of experts includes experienced Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) who provide the best care for new mothers and her child. The Obstetric services at Motherhood include:

  • Antenatal care (before birth)
  • Intrapartum care (during labour and delivery)
  • Postnatal care (after birth)

Why motherhood?

Motherhood has got your back through and after your entire journey of pregnancy. Our team of professionals can guide you through the whole process of pregnancy from the start, delivery to after birth.

Motherhood provides services that are as warm as a mother’s womb and as professional as it can be, which includes our highly accomplished clinicians, nursing care ably supported by the latest technologies and treatment protocols. With state-of-the-art NICU’s, Labour Suites, Adult ICU’s, Operative Rooms, Laboratory Services, and 24/7 pharmacy, Motherhood delivers the best in women, newborn and children’s healthcare. Therefore, there is more than one reason to trust us!

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Patient Story

The hospital is good, thanks to Dr. Sunil Eashwar sir for helping us to make our dream come true with his excellent advice and on time treatment. Motherhood has helped me embrace a journey to become a mother. Thanks to all the staff.

Vanitha K

Dr. Sunil Eashwar is a very good doctor. I’m happy to be guided by doctor and such a professionalist. I feel he is the best doctor. Firstly, I met Dr. Eshwar and he told me to get HSG test. I got to know that my fallopian tubes were blocked. Later, I underwent laproscopic hystonomy and […]

Mrs. Manasa

Sunil Eashwar is very nice and friendly doctor. Me and my husband wanted a child for 8 years. With the doctor’s guidance, I conceived in 6 months. I am very thankful to Miss Noor for her help. Thankyou Motherhood Hospital.

Mrs. Anitha Murali

I am Syed Sidra. We had come to Motherhood, Indiranagar from Tukur. I delivered a baby girl but after 4 days, the baby developed chest infection. Few of my relatives told me about this hospital and so we got my baby to Motherhood. On the way, baby’s condition became worse. It was then Dr Ankur […]

Syeda Sidra

We just want to thank Dr Madhav Reddy for her great support. She was very caring and supporting for normal delivery. We got our little one through normal delivery without any issues.

Indrani Singh

I was very much blessed and pleased with my experience with Dr Regina, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Motherhood Hospitals. The doctor responded to all of our queries. Our family is delighted. I would like to tell this to other mothers. On behalf of my newly born little champion and my family, I salute and […]

Uma Kamal

The hospital has well-experienced doctors and expert gynaecologists and paediatricians. The staff professionalism is exhibited in their duty with compassionate care towards the patient. I would like to share an experience with Dr Aarthi Bharath. I am very happy with Dr Aarthi mam as she is one of the excellent doctors. I have been consulting […]

Shashirekha

The doctors are very friendly. The hospital facilities are good and the staff is helpful and took good care of me. I have recovered and feel healthy now. The nurses took care of me. Thank You doctors, nurses and hospital staff for taking care of me.

Ananya Banerjee

My due date was 3rd April and my husband had made arrangements in Motherhood- HRBR, as we had a good experience during our earlier visit for my mother’s surgery. On 9th March 8pm, we were informed that an emergency delivery would be needed. My husband contacted Ms Rama from Motherhood, who scheduled the delivery for […]

Nishi Ravi

I am Mrs Kavitha Sathyavelu living in Bangalore, Banaswadi. I had a great experience @ Motherhood Hospital. On my first delivery we had a good support from all the staff and doctors who had supported in all ways. Specially this hospital was referred by Dr Merlin. I thank to Dr Merlin who made my dream […]

Mrs Kavitha
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