Baby and Postpartum Service

Babies are invited for an 8 week baby check. This is similar to the new-born check, aiming to detect any problems with eyes, heart or hips promptly, so that appropriate action can be taken. Mothers are also offered a postnatal check around 8weeks. This is a separate appointment to focus on issues pertinent to the time shortly after your baby has been born, for example reviewing your blood pressure, mood and contraceptive choices. If you have not heard about your appointment and you are approaching 8 weeks since delivery, please contact the surgery so we can arrange this for you.