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Looking after you and your baby

Maternity

We will be here to support you and provide postnatal care after the birth of your baby. If everything is well with you both, and depending on the type of birth you had, you could be discharged within the first 24 hours.

After you have been discharged from hospital or following a birth at home, you will then be cared for by our community midwife team.

Guide to postnatal care
Day  What to expect
Day 1 
  • First new parent visit - day after discharge from hospital
  • The day after you have been discharged from hospital, Rushey or Home birth, you will receive a face to face appointment by a midwife.
Day 3
  • A midwife will visit you at home or arrange a video call
Day 5
  • A midwife will visit you at home
  • A full postnatal check on you and your baby. 
  • Weigh your baby
  • Newborn bloodspot screening.
Day 7
  • A midwife will visit you at home or arrange a video call
Day 10-14
  • A midwife will visit you at home
  • A full postnatal check on you and your baby. 
  • Weigh your baby
  • Discharge from maternity service