After the Birth
After the Birth of Your Baby
Congratulations on 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.
Staying overnight with your partner and new baby can be a wonderful support for your partner as you can help her care for herself and your new born baby.
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).
It is usual that following a caesarean you will feel discomfort.
We recommend that all babies should receive vitamin K within 24 hours following birth.
When you come home from hospital with your baby a midwife will visit you the next day to assess and plan your postnatal care.
After giving birth, you may wonder how to begin safely exercising to help your body return to its pre-pregnancy condition.
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.
Contraception is something you need to think about if you want to delay or avoid another pregnancy.