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Postnatal Care

Who to See: Sandra Barry and Stella Odesanya

Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby's recovery is monitored.

During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.

Your baby will also be booked in for a developmental check with one of our doctors when they are around 6 weeks old and will be started on their immunisation programme at around 8 weeks of age.


We run a baby clinic from 1.30pm to 3.00pm on the following days:

Manor Place Surgery - Monday and Thursday
Sir John Kirk Surgery - Tuesday

 

At each clinic there is a Health visitor present. No appointment is needed except for baby checks. These clinics are for well babies only.


We also recommend that all new mums make an appointment for a check - up around 8 weeks after the birth of their baby.  These checks are offered by Sandra or Stella and are an opportunity to talk about how things are going, any concerns and family planning. You can make your appointment with reception - just let them know it is for an 8 week check.

External Sites:

Choosing where to access care after birth - NHS Choices

Birth to 5 years old guide - NHS Choices

Breastfeeding Guide - NHS Choices

Information and support - NetMums

Support for new mum's - NCT

Videos from NHS Choices

Busy mums talk about how they fit exercise into life with a new born baby and experts explain what's safe and what's not after you've given birth.