After your baby is born, you will be seen by a midwife either at home or in a local community healthcare setting the day after you leave hospital, then as needed up to 28 days after you leave hospital. 

For more information download our Patient Information Leaflet: After the birth of your baby

Neonatal examinations

Within 72 hours of giving birth, all parents are offered a thorough physical examination for their baby which can be done at home or in hospital.

For full details about this important examination, please see the NHS website: Newborn physical examination.

Registering your baby's birth

All new parents must register their baby's birth within 42 days (six weeks) of the birth.

Please see Swindon Register Office: Register a birth.



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