Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby’s recovery is monitored.
During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.
- Birth to 5 years old guide – NHS Choices
- Breastfeeding Guide – NHS Choices
- Information and support – NetMums
- Support for new mums – NCT
Videos from NHS Choices
Busy mums talk about how they fit exercise into life with a newborn baby and experts explain what’s safe and what’s not after you’ve given birth.