Maternity Domiciliary Visit

A Maternity Domiciliary Visit is a CARE CONTACT.

A Maternity Domiciliary Visit is a visit to a PATIENT's home by a MIDWIFE or Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor for Antenatal or Postnatal care, care by a MIDWIFE during labour or care for one or more babies, or by the 'flying squad' for obstetric emergencies. Where both a MIDWIFE and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor make a joint visit to the same PATIENT this counts as only one visit under the most appropriate domiciliary service.

Note: The Postnatal period for MIDWIVES is a period of not less than ten and usually no more than twenty eight days after the end of labour during which the continued attendance of a MIDWIFE on the mother and baby is requisite. The end of the 'Postnatal period' is determined by the professional judgement of the MIDWIFE within the constraints of the above rule.

 

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