If you have had a home delivery your baby will need to be examined by a doctor within 24 hours. This is usually done as a home visit but at busy times you may be asked to bring your newborn to the surgery.
After delivery you will be sent an appointment to attend for a Post-natal check with your usual doctor. This check is done when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of age. This appointment is an opportunity to check your health and well being after delivery and to discuss contraceptive options. The health and well being of your baby will also be checked to make sure that he/she is developing normally. Please remember to bring your baby’s Red Book to the appointment.
In your Post natal letter you will also be given an appointment for your baby’s first immunisations which are given by the practice nurse when your baby is 8 weeks old. Immunisation Schedule.