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Block 3: Postpartum Provision of Care

Started Jan 1, 2021
1 credit

$125 Enroll

Full course description

ASM Block 3

Course Description: This course covers management of the postpartum period from its initiation to 6-weeks including: delivery of the placenta, care of the placenta and umbilical cord, estimation and management of blood loss, continual assessment of client well-being, assisting the client to initiate and persist in breast/chest feeding, facilitation of the attachment and bonding between infant and care givers, and management of pain, constipation, and hemorrhoids. The student learns the provision of education, guidance and support to the client and family.

This course uses current research in midwifery and obstetrics to broaden the student’s understanding of the NARM skills and MEAC essential competencies learned under clinical supervision.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to the Midwives Model of Care. (Links to an external site.)

Learning objectives are identified through the linking of MEAC Essential Competencies and the NCM Degree Qualification Profile.

Learning Activities


Postpartum Courses

Read, listen to, watch assigned lesson materials.

Submit a written summary of current research.

Complete oral and/or written formative didactic assessments with a final summative submission.

Identify and cite high-quality sources.

Use articulated reasoning while participating in an oral presentation, facilitated discussions and skills demonstrations.

Optional: Participate in a skills demonstration and/or role playing activity.

Analyze a case study.

Create an infographic, handout, and/or community resource.

Optional: Develop a study aid.

Complete a final exam.

Note: The clinical requirement of NARM /Clinical Skills is completed at any time throughout the ASM apprenticeship during actual clinical practice and is NOT a requirement to complete this academic course. Typical clinical manifestations of knowledge learned in this course are identified in the learning objective document above.