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Postnatal checks

Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

In the days following the birth of your baby you should be visited by your midwife and usually on day 10 your care will be transferred to the Health Visitors.

For routine weighings and any questions regarding feeding please call your Midwife or Health Visitor, or go along to one of the clinics.

If you have any medical concerns regarding the mother or the baby then  please make an appointment in the usual way at the surgery.

We are also happy to answer any non-urgent questions by telephone- if you would like to do this, please call after 11am and one of the doctors will call you back after Surgery.

Your Post-natal Check and Baby Check

The Practice will send you appointments for the mother (6 week check) and  for when the baby (8 weeks) to come to the surgery for a check-up.

This is a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have and an opportunity for us to make sure everything is going well.

Please remember to bring your baby's 'red book' which the Health Visitor will give you.

We will complete a full top-to-toe examination of baby, including weight. We will make sure the mother has recovered well, check her blood pressure and discuss future contraception, if appropriate.

The Nurse will also give baby their first set of immunisations. Please look under 'health and lifestyle' on the right if you would like more details of the vaccinations. We suggest you have some paracetamol for baby at home in case he or she gets a temperature following the injections.

If you need to cancel this appointment for any reason, please make sure you make new appointments as these checks are very important.

Breastfeeding Support

Please speak to your midwife or Health Visitor or call 01582  557072. You can also contact the National Childbirth Trust for advice on

0300 330 0771

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