For the majority of women and their babies, postnatal care is carried out at home. Your Community midwife will contact you the day after the birth of your baby or the day after your discharge from hospital. They will discuss in partnership with you, your individualised plan of care, it could involve extra support or guidance as you settle into life as a new family.
Usually you receive a visit on day 5 for newborn blood spot screening.
Then again at 10 days for discharge from midwifery care into the care of the Health visitors.
Your Midwife and Health visitor may visit you together or continue to visit you for an extended period to give support and guidance.
You may also be visited by one of our exceptional Maternity Support Workers who play a key role in advice and support on all aspects of your Postnatal care.