Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

WHO technical consultation on postpartum and postnatal care

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 65
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO_MPS_10.03



On October 29, 2008, WHO Technical Consultation on Postpartum and Postnatal Care was held in Geneva, Switzerland. This report reflects the discussions, proceedings and recommendations for follow-up.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of revising and updating its guidance on postpartum and postnatal care delivered by skilled providers. The purposes of the revision are to encourage and support broader provision of care and to foster a new, woman-centred concept of care that promotes health and sustains attention to dangerous complications. This consultation report also discusses follow up activities after the revision of the WHO guidance.