After your birth

After your birth

Support after the birth of your baby

You will also receive support after the birth which includes:

  • unhurried skin to skin contact
  • offering the first feed in skin to skin contact and support to breastfeed or bottle feed
  • help to identify feeding cues.

If your baby is born at home, the tests will be carried out at home by a community midwife.

If your baby is receiving special care, these tests will be done in the special baby care unit.

Watch this video to find out what to expect after giving birth:

The NHS website features further information on what to expect after giving birth.

For further postnatal care and support information please download this booklet which has been put together by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Heath and Care Partnership.

Postnatal_Care_Information_Booklet.pdf [pdf] 10MB