Welcome to the Postpartum Nursing Care unit of the Maternity Series.

This resource consists of eight learning modules on postpartum nursing care. In the accompanying simulation game ("game"), learners will work through concepts related to both postpartum and newborn care.

Please note: Content on newborn health is located in our unit on Newborn Care.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Describe a holistic approach to postpartum care.
  • Apply components of a postpartum assessment while identifying the physiological and psychosocial changes that occur during this period.
  • Assess and evaluate postpartum home-care needs.
  • Develop inclusive and holistic nursing strategies for diverse families.


When you are ready to test your comprehension, the game promotes the application of knowledge and skills related to the assessment of a postpartum woman and newborn.

After completing the simulation game, if not attending an organized debrief, make sure you download and complete the self-debriefing questions to optimise your learning experience.

Learning Modules