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.
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.
Information on postnatal mental health and wellbeing.
Antenatal Assessment Unit (Quantock Assessment Unit)
Telephone: 0117 4146906
Cossham Birth Centre, Kingswood
Telephone: 0117 4145150
Southmead Maternity Reception
Telephone: 0117 4146894
Mendip Birth Centre, Southmead
Telephone: 0117 4146900
Mendip Ward, Southmead (Postnatal / NICU)
Telephone: 0117 4146901
Southmead Hospital Switchboard: 0117 9505050