Your Postnatal Care

The postnatal period is defined as the first six - eight weeks after birth. Our aim is for your postnatal care to be a continuation of the personalised care you have received through your pregnancy and birth. Our ethos is to provide a supportive environment in the early days of parenthood to guide and equip you to care for yourself and baby.

If everything is well with you both, and depending on the type of birth you have had, you could be discharged home in the first 24 hours after birth. After this time you will be cared for by your community midwifery team at the Maternity Hub. Your first postnatal appointment will be the day after you have been discharged. Your midwife will discuss your personalised postnatal care plan. It is anticipated that you will be discharged on approximately day 10 following birth to the care of the Health Visitor.