If you have an uncomplicated birth, you can expect to go home in
three to six hours. If you need to stay in hospital after you give
birth, you will be:
Our Community Midwives also provide postnatal care in various
settings for example in your own home or a Children's Centre in
All babies require a neonatal examination within 72 hours of
birth. In our Consultant-led Units these checks are performed by
Paediatricians. Midwives have been trained in our Birth Centres to
perform these checks.
After your baby is born, you will be seen by a Midwife either at
home or at your local Children's Centre on the day after you are
discharge from hospital and then as needed up for up to 28 days.
During these visits the Midwife will assess the wellbeing of both
you and your baby and explain or complete any routine tests.
Friendly online leaflet about breastfeeding
Best Beginnings Watch videos and
get advice on breastfeeding and a 'Small Wonders' DVD for parents
of pre-term babies.
breastfeeding peer support group information leaflet
Friendly online leaflet about bottle feeding