Following the birth of your baby the midwives and doctors will talk to you about your recovery and help decide the best time for you to go home. This can vary depending on how well you and your baby are.
You will find lots of useful information for new mothers on this site or you can ask your midwife any questions at your appointments.
Before you leave, make sure our staff have the right address and phone number for you so we can arrange your next appointment.
When you go home, you’ll be under the care of the community midwifery team. Your appointment may take place over the phone, in a community hub or at your home.
If you need further support, you can contact your midwife or the postnatal ward if it is outside of routine working hours on the phone numbers provided.
Your health visitor will contact you in the first two weeks to arrange an appointment. The health visiting team can support you and your family until your child reaches school age.
For babies born prematurely or with extra health needs you may also have follow-
Click here for more information about your appointments and postnatal care