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Postnatal care schedule

Postnatal care during COVID-19

Community

First new patient visit - day after discharge from hospital

If you and your baby are discharged from hospital, MLU or home birth within 72 hours of birth you will receive a face to face appointment on day one of being discharged from the hospital (the next day after discharge).

If you and your baby are discharged from hospital, MLU or home birth 72 hours or more after birth you will receive a telephone consultation.

If during the consultation the midwife decides a face to face appointment is required, this will be actioned without delay.

Day five

  • Face to face appointment with the community team
  • Newborn Bloodspot Screening
  • Baby's weight is checked
  • Full postnatal check

Day ten

  • Face to face appointment with the community team
  • Discharge from Maternity Services (around day 10-14)
  • Baby's weight is checked (if required)
  • Full postnatal check