University of Technology Sydney

92356 Transitions to Parenthood

6cp; 3hpw, lecture, on campus To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first four weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face to face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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The transition from pregnancy to parenthood is a significant but normal life event, and the midwife plays an important role in the early days of parenting. Supporting and promoting breastfeeding is a key focus of this subject. The subject explores theories of maternal-infant attachment and bonding, and addresses public health issues such as safe sleeping. Students also develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work with women whose transition is complicated by perinatal mental health issues.

Typical availability

Spring session

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