The postnatal period is a critical phase in the lives of mothers and newborn babies. Most maternal and infant deaths occur during this time. Yet, this is the most neglected period for the provision of quality care. Postnatal care< (PNC) is the given to the mother and her newborn baby immediately after birth and for the first six weeks of life.
Teheca offers, personalised and dedicated in-home postnatal care services for mothers and their newborns focused on promoting quick recovery and management of postnatal related challenges for new mothers with the aim of reducing high maternal mortality rates due to post birth complication and failure for mothers to uptake postnatal care services.
Our postnatal care service are very important to new mothers in such a way that mothers have access to timely identification of complications while in the comfort of their homes.
It’s the best period for mothers to be mentored in baby best care practices and maternal health, mothers in the postnatal period need to maintain a balanced diet, just as they did during pregnancy, Iron and folic acid supplementation should also continue for 3 months after birth and having a health worker by the mother’s side is a plus for her wellbeing and the baby.
Activities under postnatal care are:
- The immediate medical considerations are the basic clinical observations of blood pressure, pulse and temperature and addressing any abnormalities
- Monitoring of the baby for any complications and infections.
- Managing bleeding for the mother and addressing postpartum haemorrhage likely occurrence. (excessive bleeding)
- Routine check up one the condition of the mothers birth canal and reproductive system to ensure proper healing
- Train mothers on Skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby.
- Train mothers on baby best care practices
- Ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for mothers and baby.
- Educating of the new family including Men about postnatal care services and family planning.
Teheca Postnatal care services are offered in 2 major packages.
In home visits.
Under this services, a mother who is unable to return to hospital at the stipulated date for a routine postnatal care check in, can request and schedule a visit by a qualified midwife to carry out assessments and checkup on both the mother and child as they would have done while in the hospitals.
Most mothers find it tiring and inconveniencing to move with a new born especially if using public mean to go back to the hospital hence missing out on an important medical checkup that could help identify any complications that they could potentially be facing.
Mothers and families interested in this service options can request for a care postnatal care session by downloading and requesting via the Teheca app or can call Teheca office line via +256 200902465 for a manual request and they will be paid with a midwife closest to them.
Stay in care services.
For mothers and families that need more time and support while recovering from child birth, We offer an option for a full time stay in health worker to care for the mother and baby, this service best suites mothers who have undergone c-section and those with post delivery complication and need full time monitoring by qualified health care worker.
Mothers and families interested in this service options can request for a care postnatal care session by downloading and requesting via the Teheca app or can call Teheca office line via +256 200902468 for a manual request and they will be paid with a midwife closest to them.
Looking for a different service, Read here about Teheca care services