fter giving birth, you can decide whether you are feeling up to going home after about 6 hours or so, or want to stay with us for longer. Your on-going care will be arranged with you, for example:
- If you have had you baby at home, your midwife will ensure that you have contact numbers for calling a midwife should you need one urgently. She will otherwise plan to visit you the next day.
- If you have had a normal birth on the birth centre or delivery suite, you may choose to go home shortly after the birth, such as 6-10 hours. We support and encourage this choice.
- If you have had any problems during the birth or have had an epidural, spinal anaesthetic or a Caesarean section, we will encourage you to stay. If you are staying you will be transferred to the postnatal ward.
Please ask for any help you need during your stay. All our staff are trained to help to look after you and to assist you to feed your baby. We want you to have a happy stay and benefit from your time with us.
We do ask that you keep your luggage to a minimum – there is limited space to store large suitcases