Day 1 – Home or Hospital visit to check the emotional and physical wellbeing of you and your baby, to support you with feeding, share tips and advice around settling baby, and to help you to recover as quickly as possible. We will also make referrals to other health professionals as necessary including initiating a health visitor introductory meeting, and completing or arranging for a Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) to be carried out in the comfort of your own home if at home, unless completed by the hospital staff after birth.
Day 2 – Home or Hospital visit, to check the emotional and physical wellbeing of you and your baby. Feeding support specialist to visit you and offer support and guidance as needed. Birth experience reflections discussion.
Day 3 – Full postnatal examination for you and baby, with a full observed feeding assessment and weight check for baby. Birth experience reflections discussion.
Day 5 – Full postnatal examination for you and baby. Weigh baby and complete baby’s newborn blood spot test (heel prick).
Day 7 or 8 – Full postnatal examination for you and your baby or feeding assessment from your support specialist.
Day 10 – Postnatal assessment from your midwife, discussion with your local Health Visitor of your postnatal care so far. Baby weight check.
Day 14 – Discharge feeding assessment with feeding specialist. Referrals to any other organisations if required, for example sleep specialist.
3 weeks postnatal visits – 2 visits per week. Your care will be personalised and tailored to your needs, to include mother and baby wellbeing checks, discussions on feeding and any other questions or queries, as well as confirming contact with health visitor has been made.
4 weeks postnatal visits – 2 visits per week. Your care will be personalised and tailored to your needs. Discussion on postnatal long-term health, signposting to local groups or services for you to attend and a baby weight check if required. Discharge feeding assessment as required by specialist.