Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines
The Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines is a resource on maternal and newborn health. It includes the latest information and advice from Canadian experts.
Who these guidelines are for
The guidelines are for those interested in maternal and newborn health, such as:
- health care providers
- other Canadians involved with maternal and newborn health
- those who plan, manage and decide on maternal and newborn health programs and services
In these guidelines
The guidelines have a preface and 9 chapters. Each chapter will be released once complete.
- Chapter 1: Family-centred maternity and newborn care in Canada: Underlying philosophy and principles
- Chapter 2: Preconception care
- Chapter 3: Care during pregnancy
- Chapter 4: Care during labour and birth
- Chapter 5: Early postpartum care
- Chapter 6: Breastfeeding
- Chapter 7: Loss and grief
- Chapter 8: Organization of services
- Chapter 9: Epilogue
If you have comments or questions about the Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines, please contact the Public Health Agency of Canada. We do not give medical advice on individuals or cases.
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