University of Technology Sydney

92669 Transition to Parenthood

6cp; 3hpw (face-to-face on campus)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



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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