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Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care: A Handbook for Building Skills

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English: Web Page


This handbook was created to strengthen health workers' ability to counsel and communicate with community members about care of women and newborns during pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal, and post-abortion periods. In 17 Sections the book gives an overview of counseling and addresses specific health topics such as labor and childbirth, post-natal or post-abortion care, breastfeeding, family planning, and warning signs during pregnancy. The handbook is divided into three parts. This page links to Part I, the Introduction, from which Part II and II can be downloaded (see the Table of Contents).

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Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Community Health Workers/Volunteer Caregivers, Counselors, Peer Educators, Other Healthcare Workers, Trainers
Topic Areas: Reproductive Health & Family Planning, Testing & Counseling, Psychosocial Support
Resource Type: Self-Study Material