Postnatal Care - Appointments

Expected schedule of postnatal appointments

Day following birth

Healthcare professional

Location

What happens

First day home   

Midwife

Home

During this home visit we'll discuss your progress so far and offer practical advice and support. We'll also arrange to contact you or visit you again a few days later.

3

Midwife

Home

Depending on your preference we'll phone you or visit you at home to find out how you're getting on.

5

Midwife

Home

During this home visit we'll check your baby's weight. We will also do a blood spot test if you have chosen to have this, to find out if your baby has any rare but serious health conditions.

10

Midwife and health visitor

Home or community

This is usually your last appointment with the maternity service. After this appointment your care will continue with our health visitor service. One of our health visitors will contact you to arrange your first appointment.

Additional appointments may be offered depending on you and your baby's needs.