Postnatal Care

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.

postnatal care


Health Visitor Walk in Clinics

There are walk in clinics at the Surgery on the 1st and 3rd week of every month, on a Tuesday only, to check your baby’s height and weight. The walk in clinics are between 9.30- 10:45 am. Please come into the practice during these times and put your child’s name on the list for the health visitor. You may have to wait a short time until you and your baby are seen.

The health visitors can also see children for their development checks at the Practice. Please book an appointment with your health visitor directly. For more information about what is involved in the development check, see the document below:

Health Visitor development check


External sites

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 newborn baby and experts explain what’s safe and what’s not after you’ve given birth.