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Caring for your baby and yourself

What to expect

Please watch the video below to learn what to expect in the postnatal period  for you and your baby including  the care that you can expect to receive  regardless of where you have birthed your baby.

 

Postnatal schedule of care

Visit One

The first visit by the community midwife is on the day after you leave hospital. Both you and your baby will be examined to ensure you are both well. Your physical and emotional wellbeing will be discussed and also baby's feeding patterns. Please take this opportunity to ask any questions or share your worries and concerns. 

Please register your baby at the GP as soon as possible

 

Visit Two (day 5)

As well as checking you are well, the midwife or maternity care assistant will weigh your baby and take the Newborn Screening blood test. 

 

Visit Three (day 9/10)

The midwife will check your physical and emotional wellbeing and weigh your baby. Your midwife will discuss with you:

  • postnatal exercises
  • registering the birth of your baby
  • contraception
  • the six to eight week postnatal check for you and your baby with your GP
  • any other concerns you may have

If all is well the midwife will transfer you to the care of the Health Visitors.

Who to call

If you need advice in the first ten days:

For urgent advice Frimley Park hospital Wexham Park Hospital
08.00 - 16.00 (Monday-Friday) 01276 604241 01753 634562
16.00-08.00 01276 604527 01753 634562

 

For non-urgent queries contact Frimley Park hospital Wexham Park Hospital
08.00 - 16.00 Monday - Friday 01276 604241 01753 634561