Pregnancy and Child - Post Natal and Baby Checks

Post Natal Care

Nearer the time you will have more details about what happens when you come home from hospital when you have had your baby. What generally happens is that the midwife calls to see you once you are home from hospital, at intervals, for a few days.

The Health Visitor will also call to see you too. This is around when your baby is 10 - 14 days old. During their visits to you, they will talk to you about your baby's immunisations which will first be due when he / she is 8 weeks old, checking your baby's growth and progress, and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Your Health Visitor will discuss and carry out your baby's hearing check, during one of their early visits.

You will be invited by letter for your post natal check up at the surgery and baby's first health check with the doctor, at around the time when your baby is about 6 weeks old.

Child Health Clinic at Lion Health, 2 Lowndes Road

A children's immunisation clinic runs Wednesday mornings between 9.30 - 11.00am (usually by appointment). First immunisations are usually given by the health visitor at around eight to nine weeks at Lion Health, 2 Lowndes Road, for which you will receive an appointment in due course. Follow-up injections are usually carried out at the child health clinic at Lion Health, 2 Lowndes Road, where you will see one of our clinical team.

If you are unable to attend the appointment please contact our staff at Lion Health, 2 Lowndes Road on 01384 322222, and they will be happy to re-arrange it for you.

A health visitor is also available on a drop-in basis for general advice, baby weighing etc on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11.00am.