NAVIGATION

Lovely family

Postpartum Medical Care

  1. What is UFHH’s Postpartum Care?
  2. Medical benefits of postpartum home care
  3. Why are postpartum home visits so important?
  4. UFHH PPC address both mothers’ and newborns’ needs
  5. Common conditions and problems in the first several weeks after delivery
  6. Our PPC Packages
  7. Scheduling your UFHH visit
  8. Our technology


1) What is United Family Home Healthcare?

Founded in 1997, United Family Healthcare is China’s leading private healthcare system. Our vision is to provide the patients and their families with United Family Healthcare’s world-class medical care from the comfort of their home.

United Family Home Health’s Postpartum Care are designed to address the medical needs of new mothers and newborns in the first few weeks after birth.

The first few weeks after delivering a baby can be an overwhelming time for a new mother and her family. The new baby will be all consuming of a family’s time, energy, and emotions. At the same time, this is usually a first-time experience for everyone—mother, father, and grandparents. New grandparents may appreciate support keeping up with modern medical approaches for newborn care. You will have myriad questions. You will have mixed emotions. You will be exhausted. You will wonder if you are doing the right thing. Our Postpartum Care team will allow you and your family to rest assured that baby’s and mother’s medical care will be taken care of, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Back to top


2) Medical benefits of postpartum home care

Postpartum home care is an important part of the birthing cycle. Postpartum home visits can significantly reduce re-admission to the hospital for newborns. A 2004 study from Pennsylvania State University’s Medical Center found that 0.6% of newborns who received postpartum medical visits had to be re-admitted to the hospital within the first 10 days after discharge, while the rate among newborns who did not receive postpartum visits was 2.8%–more than 4.5 times higher. [1] In fact, in some countries, postpartum home visits are mandated by law. In the UK, for example, postpartum home visits by nurses or midwives are required by the National Health Service.

[1] “Cost-Effectiveness of Postnatal Home Nursing Visits for Prevention of Hospital Care for Jaundice and Dehydration”, Pediatrics, Oct. 4, 2004.

Back to top


3) Why are postpartum home visits so important?

For new mothers

  1. New mothers are the weakest and most vulnerable in body and mind in the first several weeks after delivery.
  2. To ensure healthy postpartum recovery well, new mothers need professional medical observation and control of their general condition, respiration system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, urinary and genital systems, skin, breasts, perineum and Cesarean wounds.
  3. Physical and mental health after delivery can influence potential future clinical complications, which can affect a new mother’s long-term quality of life.
  4. Mothers who suffered from pregnancy-induced temporary conditions such as hypertension and diabetes need professional medical care to observe and monitor these conditions until they abate as is the case in most situations.
  5. During pregnancy and after delivery, hormones change rapidly, and metabolism changes rapidly. Medical guidance can accurately diagnose mother’s condition, help the mother understand and adjust to the different stages of postpartum, allowing her to focus on spending time with her new baby and recovering from delivery.

For newborns

  • The early stage of birth is the most important.
  • Newborns need close observation of their weight, eating habits, temperature, bowels and other conditions in the first several weeks after delivery. Each of these metrics is critical to ensuring that newborns remain healthy and growing along a normal trajectory.
  • Importantly, newborns need to be monitored for jaundice. Jaundice is a yellow pigmentation of the skin caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood. Although a common condition, jaundice needs to be identified and treated immediately to prevent more serious conditions from developing.
  • Newborn also need careful attention to their umbilical cord, promoting good hygiene around the wound and preventing the complications of abdominal infection, neonatal septicemia or other conditions.
  • Finally, because newborns’ immune systems can be easily compromised, it is far safer to keep them at home than to bring them to a hospital, where these is significantly increased risk of infection.

Back to top


4) UFHH PPC address both mothers’ and newborns’ needs

The first several weeks after delivery are the most important from the medical perspectives for both mother and baby’s, recovery of body and mind, and early detection of potential problems. United Family Home Health (UFHH) offers advanced and convenient medical care to newborns and postpartum patients from the comfort of their homes. UFHH brings you and your family the peace of mind that comes from high-quality, personalized medical care delivered by UFH doctors, midwives, and OB nurses.

Back to top


5) Common conditions and problems in the first several weeks after delivery

Common conditions and problems among new mothers in the first several weeks after delivery:

  • Wound infection, non-stop lochia, constipation, piles, leakage of urine, uterus recovering not well, vaginal bleeding, postpartum obesity, postpartum depression, hypogalactia, mammary infection, nipple pain, cracked nipple, varicose veins, and so on.

Common conditions and problems among new babies in the first several weeks after delivery:

  • Newborn eczema, diaper rash, umbilical cord infection, jaundice, regurgitating milk, hiccup, diarrhea or constipation, dysthelasia, eye secretion, nasal obstruction, colic, slow weight increasing and so on.

Back to top


6) Our PPC Packages

UFHH’s Complete Postpartum Care Package focuses on both mother and newborn’s varying needs, bringing convenience and comfort to new parents and their families. The package also offers checkup for newborns 2 weeks after delivery if required.

Back to top


7) Scheduling your UFHH visits

Once you have delivered your baby, one of our UFHH specialists will contact you to set up your postpartum home visits. If you are not planning on delivering your baby at a United Family Healthcare facility, please let us know and we will be sure to contact and integrate our care with your chosen delivery facility and doctors. Generally, UFHH postpartum visits are performed from week 2 to week 3 after delivery.

The precise scheduling will depend on recommendations from your doctor and the availability of our medical professionals. We are happy to be flexible in our scheduling of your postpartum visits, but we recommend that you follow this general schedule unless your doctor feels a different schedule would better suit your needs.

PPC package EN

Back to top


8) Our technology

All United Family Home Health mobile teams are equipped with advanced telemedicine technology and medical devices that link outstanding United Family Healthcare doctors with their patients, transferring information and allowing seamless communication. Among the latest technologies UFHH employs are:

  • Portable telemedicine video and data communication devices
  • Transcutaneous icterometer
  • Portable EKG (monitoring heart activities)
  • Digital stethoscopes
  • Specially equipped postpartum tool kits

Back to top

Experience Home Health

To sign up for any of United Family Home Health’s services or to learn more about us, please contact us at (010) 5927 7333 or at homehealth@ufh.com.cn. Also, you can follow us on Weibo at www.weibo.com/ufhhomehealth.