After the Birth

After the Birth of your Baby

Immediately after the birth of your baby, the midwife will need to carry out some checks on you and your baby.

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Visitors to Maternity

Please do not visit if you have had symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours and do not bring in unwell sibling(s).

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3rd or 4th Degree Tear

Many women experience tears to some extent during childbirth as the baby stretches the vagina.

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Recovery After a Caesarean Birth

It is usual that following a caesarean you will feel discomfort. 

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Hypertension

There are several different conditions which result in high blood pressure during  pregnancy.

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Vitamin K to Newborn Babies

We recommend that all babies should receive vitamin K within 24 hours following birth.

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Postnatal Care in the Community

When you come home from hospital with your baby a midwife will visit you the next day to assess and plan your postnatal care.

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Exercise After Birth

After giving birth, you may wonder how to begin safely exercising to help your body return to its pre-pregnancy condition.

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Pelvic Floor & Stomach Exercises

In women, pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel and womb and have been affected both by stretching them during pregnancy and delivery regardless of how your baby was born.

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Contraception

Contraception is something you need to think about if you want to delay or avoid another pregnancy. 

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