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Transitional Care

  • Chris Whitby
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Part of the Midwifery Practice book series (MIPRA)

Abstract

In 1975 and 1978 respectively the maternity units in Exeter and Cambridge began to nurse low birthweight babies at their mothers’ bedside. The babies normally weigh between 1.700 kg and 2.500 kg and are well at birth. This has become known as ‘transitional care’ or shared care with mothers.

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Suggested Further Reading

  1. Boxall J, Lawrence C, Tripp J, Whitby C 1989 Who is holding the baby? Midwives Chronicle 102 34–6PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Brimblecombe F S W, Richards M P M, Roberton N R C 1978 Separation and special care baby units. Spastics International Medical Publications. Heinemann, LondonGoogle Scholar
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© Chris Whitby 1990

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