Postnatal services

If you need urgent advice or think you or your baby are unwell then please contact the maternity triage on 01392 406616

Postnatal care is given after the birth of your baby. Our midwives, doctors and healthcare staff are here to make sure you are well looked after, once your baby has been born.

If everything has gone well, this will mean making sure you are confident with feeding and looking after your baby before you go home.

If you or your baby needs to stay in hospital, we will make sure you both receive the best possible care.

If you and your baby are both well, you can go home within a few hours. Our midwives and healthcare staff can help you start to feed your baby, as well as supporting you with any immediate issues or concerns you might have.

Should you or your baby need to stay in hospital, you will be transferred to our postnatal ward.

If your baby needs more specialist care, they might be transferred to our Neonatal Unit.

Our care does not stop once you leave hospital. You should have a home visit from your community midwife within 24 hours. They will plan more visits to you, usually over the next 10 days.

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Supporting you

Women’s Health Counsellors are part of the team providing care in The Centre for Women’s Health.  We offer emotional support for women accessing the services of Maternity.

Pregnancy referrals for counselling support include:-

Ante-natal decision-making when considering whether to:

  • continue a pregnancy
  • decide between choice of treatments or method of delivery

All pregnancy loss: stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and termination. Patients need to contact the service:

  • within 4 months of the loss or
  • if required during a subsequent pregnancy

Contact 01392 406678 or rde-tr.cwhcounsellors@nhs.net

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

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Last updated: November 15, 2022.

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